Claiming settlement of an accident insurance pension in the event of a reduction in earning capacity of less than 40 percent Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Settlement of a pension for persons insured under the statutory accident insurance system - approval in the event of a reduction in earning capacity of less than 40 per cent - approval Extent: for life Application by the insured person required The amount of the settlement sum results from the capital value, the calculation of which is determined by the Federal Government by ordinance with the consent of the Bundesrat. Relevant time: Announcement of the settlement notice No settlement possible: if no pension is paid for an indefinite period and/or no permanent condition exists responsible: Commercial employers' liability insurance associations for insured events in commercial enterprises (broken down by industry) Accident insurance funds for insured events in public companies and educational institutions (broken down by region)
If your earning capacity is permanently reduced by less than 40 percent, you can apply for a lump-sum payment corresponding to the capital value of the pension. Your pension entitlement will then expire for life. If you are entitled to several pensions with a combined reduction in earning capacity of less than 40 percent, all or only some of them can be settled. How the settlement amount is calculated is regulated in a legal ordinance. If your state of health subsequently worsens as a result of the insured event, your pension entitlement will be revived for this part.
You do not need to submit any documentation.
Forms: none Online procedure possible: no Written form required: no Personal appearance required: no

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Preconditions

You are entitled to a pension settlement if: You are receiving a pension for an indefinite period after a reduction in earning capacity of less than 40 percent; the reduction in your earning capacity is not expected to decrease significantly within the settlement period; you have enough to live on without the pension;

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  • § 76 Sozialgesetzbuch Siebtes Buch (SGB VII)

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  • Informationen der DGUV zu den Leistungen der gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung
You apply informally for settlement of an accident insurance pension in the event of a reduction in earning capacity of less than 40 percent: Inform the relevant accident insurance institution that you are requesting a pension settlement. You will then receive information by post about the progress of the administrative procedure (for example, arranging an assessment, requesting documents to determine your financial circumstances).

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Last update or date of publication
16.03.2021