Recovery of repatriation costs for deceased persons under the statutory accident insurance scheme Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

In the event of accidents, insured persons under statutory accident insurance may die away from their place of residence. In the event of death as a result of an insured event under statutory accident insurance, the employers' liability insurance associations and accident insurance funds reimburse the costs of transporting the deceased to his or her former place of residence. If you have paid for such a repatriation, you will therefore get your money back. The employers' liability insurance associations and accident insurance funds will check on their own initiative whether you are entitled to reimbursement. An application is therefore not necessary.

- Proof of payment and amount of the transfer costs (for example, the invoice)


Forms: no Online procedure possible: no Written form required: no Personal appearance required: no

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+49 800 6050415
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Preconditions
You will be reimbursed for repatriation costs if: the death is the result of an insured event under statutory accident insurance, reimbursable repatriation costs of the statutory accident insurance have actually been incurred, the death did not occur at the place of the insured person's permanent family residence, the insured person was staying there for reasons connected with the insured activity or with the consequences of the insured event and you have paid the transportation costs.

Hints
There is no entitlement to reimbursement if: the family was domiciled at the place of death and returns to the home country or to the family's former domicile in the home country prior to employment after death; or the family maintains its residence at the place of death and the burial takes place at another location (for example, in the family vault).
You do not have to apply for reimbursement of the transfer costs. The entitlement to reimbursement will be examined ex officio by the relevant employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund. The employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund informs the possible beneficiaries known to it in order to enable them to file claims. Nevertheless, you can contact the responsible employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

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Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Last update or date of publication
16.03.2021