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Receiving child injury benefit from statutory accident insurance

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Has your child had an accident at kindergarten or school and therefore needs to be looked after by you at home? Then you can receive child injury benefit under certain conditions.

Child injury benefit is paid by the accident insurance fund in some cases. It replaces your lost income if you have to care for your child under the age of 12 at home after an accident.

You are entitled to child injury benefit per year and per child for

  • a maximum of 10 working days for couples
    or
  • a maximum of 20 working days for single parents.

Process flow

The procedure varies depending on whether your child has family insurance with your statutory health insurance fund or statutory or private health insurance with the other parent.

If the child has family insurance with your statutory health insurance fund:

  • Your doctor will issue a medical certificate for the receipt of sickness benefit when the child is ill.
  • Submit the certificate to your health insurance fund.
  • Your health insurance fund will pay you the child care injury benefit on behalf of the relevant accident insurance fund.

If the child has statutory or private health insurance with the other parent:

  • The accident insurance fund of the federal state in which the kindergarten or school is located is responsible.
  • Your doctor will issue a medical certificate for the receipt of sickness benefit if your child is ill.
  • Submit an application (in writing or by telephone) to the relevant accident insurance fund for child care injury benefit.

You can also contact the accident insurance fund online or by post.

Online service:

  • Call up the online service.
  • You will be guided through the procedure on the accident insurance service portal.
  • You can log in.
  • If you would like to receive a reply from your Berufsgenossenschaft or accident insurance fund in the mailbox of your BundID account or My Company Account, you must have an account and authenticate yourself.
  • If you would like to receive the reply by post, you can continue without logging in.
  • Select your responsible employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund or find them using the industry search.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Complete the online form and send it off.
  • Your notification will be automatically forwarded to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • You will receive feedback via the desired channel.

Online service of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund:

  • If you have access to the portal of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund, you can also submit the notification electronically there if necessary.

Message by post:

  • Send an informal letter to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • Make sure you provide the required information and enclose the necessary documents.
Requirements

You are entitled to child injury benefit if:

  • you have to supervise, look after or care for a child in your household due to the consequences of an insured event (school and kindergarten accident),
  • your child has not yet reached the age of 12,
  • you were entitled to a wage or other cash benefit (e.g. sickness benefit, unemployment benefit) before you supervised, looked after or cared for your child and
  • no other person living in your household can look after your child.
Which documents are required?
  • Medical certificate in case of illness of a child

Please contact your local accident insurance fund to find out whether you need to submit further documents.

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Appeal
  • Detailed information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in the notification from your employer's liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
Applications / forms

Forms available: No

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance necessary: No

Online services available: Yes

Author

German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

22.12.2022

Teaser

Has your child had an accident at kindergarten or school and therefore needs to be looked after by you at home? Then you can receive child injury benefit under certain conditions.

Process flow

The procedure varies depending on whether your child has family insurance with your statutory health insurance fund or statutory or private health insurance with the other parent.

If the child has family insurance with your statutory health insurance fund:

  • Your doctor will issue a medical certificate for the receipt of sickness benefit when the child is ill.
  • Submit the certificate to your health insurance fund.
  • Your health insurance fund will pay you the child care injury benefit on behalf of the relevant accident insurance fund.

If the child has statutory or private health insurance with the other parent:

  • The accident insurance fund of the federal state in which the kindergarten or school is located is responsible.
  • Your doctor will issue a medical certificate for the receipt of sickness benefit if your child is ill.
  • Submit an application (in writing or by telephone) to the relevant accident insurance fund for child care injury benefit.

You can also contact the accident insurance fund online or by post.

Online service:

  • Call up the online service.
  • You will be guided through the procedure on the accident insurance service portal.
  • You can log in.
  • If you would like to receive a reply from your Berufsgenossenschaft or accident insurance fund in the mailbox of your BundID account or My Company Account, you must have an account and authenticate yourself.
  • If you would like to receive the reply by post, you can continue without logging in.
  • Select your responsible employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund or find them using the industry search.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Complete the online form and send it off.
  • Your notification will be automatically forwarded to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • You will receive feedback via the desired channel.

Online service of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund:

  • If you have access to the portal of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund, you can also submit the notification electronically there if necessary.

Message by post:

  • Send an informal letter to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • Make sure you provide the required information and enclose the necessary documents.

Requirements

You are entitled to child injury benefit if:

  • you have to supervise, look after or care for a child in your household due to the consequences of an insured event (school and kindergarten accident),
  • your child has not yet reached the age of 12,
  • you were entitled to a wage or other cash benefit (e.g. sickness benefit, unemployment benefit) before you supervised, looked after or cared for your child and
  • no other person living in your household can look after your child.

Which documents are required?

  • Medical certificate in case of illness of a child

Please contact your local accident insurance fund to find out whether you need to submit further documents.

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Appeal
  • Detailed information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in the notification from your employer's liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Applications / forms

Forms available: No

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance necessary: No

Online services available: Yes

Author

German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

22.12.2022

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