Apply for a lump sum for survivors

If you have been granted current survivors' benefits, e.B. under the Federal Pension Act or from the statutory accident insurance, you can apply for a lump sum. You will also receive this lump sum if the right to remuneration is suspended or if you have received a severance payment in the form of a lump sum for the entitlement to the remuneration.

In the case of survivors' benefits, proof must be provided by means of official documents (e.B. pension notice from the Pension Office, the competent compensation authority or an institution of statutory accident insurance). The pension decision of an institution of statutory pension insurance is not sufficient as proof.


Preconditions
Survivors' pensions are available under one of the following laws: the Federal Supply Act or any other law declaring the provisions of the Federal Pension Act on Survivors' Benefits to be applicable accordingly, or the regulations on statutory accident insurance or the rules of the beam law on the survivors of an official who died as a result of an accident in the service, or the provisions of the Federal Compensation Act on compensation for damage to life, body or health.
The survivor's lump sum is claimed in the income tax return The tax return can be made in paper or online

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Lower Saxony State Tax Office

Last update or date of publication
18.03.2021