Social assistance: basic security in old age and in the event of reduced earning capacity Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Anyone who cannot finance their necessary livelihood with their pension can apply for basic security in old age and in the event of reduced earning capacity.

If your income (e.B. pension) and assets in old age or with reduced earning capacity are not sufficient to finance your necessary livelihood, you can take advantage of basic security benefits. To do this, you must submit an application.
The benefits include, in particular, the necessary subsistence, including reasonable expenses for accommodation and heating.
Benefits of basic security in old age and disability can be claimed:

  • Persons born before 1 January 1947 at the age limit of 65 years.
  • Persons born after 31 December 1946, at the age limit of 65 years + x months. Persons born between 1947 and 1967 are subject to a statutory step-by-step regulation with regard to reaching the age limit.
  • Persons who have reached the age of 18 and are permanently fully affected for medical reasons.

You can also apply for basic security benefits if you live in a home (inpatient facility).

  • Identity card
  • Documents about your current income (for example, notification of a pension payment, proof of salary, maintenance payments) and your assets (for example, savings contracts).

Application forms can be obtained from your municipality/official or city administration.

Or as a download on the pages of the German Pension Insurance.

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  • Basic security in old age and in the event of reduced earning capacity

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Maintenance claims that you have against your children and parents are not taken into account if their total annual income is less than 100,000 euros.

Further information on basic security in old age can also be found on the websites of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the German Pension Insurance.

  • BMAS - Basic security in old age and in the event of reduced earning capacity
  • Deutsche Rentenversicherung - Basic security

§§ 41- 46 Social Code (SGB) Twelfth Book (XII) - Social Assistance.

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  • §§ 41 ff. SGB XII

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