Requesting reimbursement for lost local transport fares Substantial Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The Federal Office of Administration (BVA) reimburses transport companies in local and long-distance transport for fare losses for the transport of severely disabled people and their accompanying persons. The Federal Office of Administration (BVA) reimburses the costs in local transport for the free transport of severely disabled persons their accompanying persons and The items you are carrying, such as guide dogs, hand luggage, transported wheelchairs and other orthopaedic aids. Applications for final payment may be made by: carriers or contractually authorised persons In order to receive reimbursement for fare loss, you must provide proof of your fare income through the attestation of an accounting firm/tax consultant. The amount of reimbursement depends on your state's percentage rate or a reimbursement rate determined for you individually. You submit your application in writing or via online application to the Federal Office of Administration (BVA).

When submitting your application, you must submit: Proof of the total income within the scope of the Ninth Social Code (SGB IX) in the form of an attestation from an auditing company. When applying for an individual percentage rate: a certificate based on a traffic census proof of the actual and percentage share of the route travelled within the scope of the Ninth Social Code (SGB IX) if the application concerns a bus company or the application involves revenue from a bus company, the current concessions for the routes must be submitted If you are submitting an application to the Federal Office of Administration (BVA) for the first time, you must also submit the shareholders' agreement of your company, the excerpt from the commercial register, proof of local transport status from the licensing authorities, cooperation agreements between the contracting parties required for reimbursement Concessions in the case of bus companies.


Bundesverwaltungsamt (BVA), Fachbereich Fahrgelderstattung
+49 228 993584101
+49 228 993585101
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Preconditions
Reimbursement for lost fare can be claimed by: Transport companies, transport associations, and local transport organizations Further requirements: As a company, they demonstrably transport disabled people and their accompanying persons mainly or exclusively in local transport and are majority-owned by the federal government. You have demonstrably lost fare revenue You have submitted the application for final reimbursement and all supporting documents to the Federal Office of Administration (BVA) in good time.
You must apply for final reimbursement of local transportation fare losses in writing or by submitting an online application to the Federal Administrative Office (FCO): Written Application: Download the application for final payments from the BVA website. Fill out the application. Print it out and sign it. Mail the signed application and required documents to the BVA. You may email the signed application to the BVA in advance. Mail the signed application form and copies of the other required documents to the BVA promptly after you submit your application. Your application will be processed and reviewed by the BVA. If you meet the requirement for reimbursement of fare loss, you will be paid the amount due to you by the BVA. Online Application: Go to the website of the federal portal and fill out the application form for final payment electronically. Note: For the online function you need your identity card with PIN number. Attach the other requested documents as a scan. Submit your application. Your application will be processed and checked by the BVA. If you meet the requirements for a final payment, you will receive the amount due to you from the BVA.

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Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Last update or date of publication
12.02.2021