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Apply for reimbursement of work lost when working for the Federal Agency for Technical Relief

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If one of your employees is involved in the THW, you can apply for reimbursement of wage costs in the event of an assignment.

Volunteering for the THW should be as compatible as possible with work. Deployments do not only take place after work or during vacation periods, but also during working hours. If you employ people who volunteer as THW employees, you should clarify with your employees in advance how and when assignments are possible.

If a volunteer is called into action during working hours, you as an employer can be reimbursed for the loss of working hours. To do this, you must submit an application to the responsible THW local association or THW regional office.

At the same time, the helpers receive their salary as usual. This applies to ordered missions, exercises, training courses and other training events. The THW also compensates those who are self-employed. Helpers who receive benefits from the Federal Employment Agency, social welfare or other public benefits will continue to receive their benefits as normal. Public employers are not reimbursed for the loss of work.


Process flow

You must apply in writing for reimbursement of wage costs due to an assignment.

  • As the employer, you will receive a letter of exemption from THW.
  • The application for reimbursement of costs is enclosed with this letter.
  • Please complete this application and send it to the THW local association responsible for the employee in question.
  • The THW will then transfer the wage costs to you within four weeks for the period in which your employee or employees were absent.
Requirements

As an employer, you can be reimbursed for the loss if:

  • You work in the private sector and are not a public employer,
  • you are self-employed.
Which documents are required?
  • Application for reimbursement of costs
  • Trade license (self-employed persons)
  • Proof of salary/income and regular working hours (with payslips or, in the case of self-employed persons, letters from tax offices or annual statements)
What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Loss of earnings or continued benefits can be paid for up to 3 years (according to BGB) after the end of the assignment.

Processing duration

Maximum 4 weeks

Legal basis
Applications / forms
  • Forms: Application for reimbursement of costs. You will receive the forms automatically at the end of your assignment.
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no
What else should I know?

The contact person for applications for reimbursement of costs is your local THW association or the office responsible for your local association (addresses can be found at www.thw.de).

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Agency for Technical Relief

Professionally released on

15.10.2018

Process flow

You must apply in writing for reimbursement of wage costs due to an assignment.

  • As the employer, you will receive a letter of exemption from THW.
  • The application for reimbursement of costs is enclosed with this letter.
  • Please complete this application and send it to the THW local association responsible for the employee in question.
  • The THW will then transfer the wage costs to you within four weeks for the period in which your employee or employees were absent.

Requirements

As an employer, you can be reimbursed for the loss if:

  • You work in the private sector and are not a public employer,
  • you are self-employed.

Which documents are required?

  • Application for reimbursement of costs
  • Trade license (self-employed persons)
  • Proof of salary/income and regular working hours (with payslips or, in the case of self-employed persons, letters from tax offices or annual statements)

What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Loss of earnings or continued benefits can be paid for up to 3 years (according to BGB) after the end of the assignment.

Processing duration

Maximum 4 weeks

Legal basis

Applications / forms

  • Forms: Application for reimbursement of costs. You will receive the forms automatically at the end of your assignment.
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no

What else should I know?

The contact person for applications for reimbursement of costs is your local THW association or the office responsible for your local association (addresses can be found at www.thw.de).

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Agency for Technical Relief

Professionally released on

15.10.2018

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