Health Aid Authorisation for Pregnancy and Maternity Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

As a beneficiary of social assistance or basic security, if you are not covered by health insurance, you will be supported by the Social Security Office in the event of pregnancy and maternity. You will receive the normal health insurance benefits:

  • Medical treatment and care,
  • Support from midwives,
  • medicines, dressings and remedies.

If necessary, you will receive care in inpatient facilities. If you need care at home and the family cannot take care of it, the costs of home care are also covered on a pro rata basis. However, this depends on the level of care.

  • Request for health assistance
  • Identity card or passport (or other documents that the person can clearly identify)

The competent social assistance institution shall provide information on the documents required in individual cases.


Health assistance is available to persons who do not have statutory or insufficient private health insurance, who are not eligible for health benefits through the health insurance fund (Section 264 (4) SGB V) and who cannot reasonably be expected to provide the funds for the necessary assistance from income and wealth.

Related Links

  • § 50 Zwölftes Buch Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB XII)

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

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