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receive a widow's or widower's pension for former spouses from statutory accident insurance

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If your former spouse has died as a result of an insured event, for example an accident at work, you will receive a pension. The same applies to registered civil partnerships. You must submit an application to the Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft.

The pension amounts to 30 percent of the deceased person's annual income. The monthly payment begins 3 months after the death. You will receive the pension for a maximum of 21 months.

You will receive a pension amounting to 40 percent of the deceased person's annual income if you:

  • are raising a child,
  • are older than 47 years of age or
  • are disabled, unable to work or incapacitated for work as defined by the statutory pension insurance.

It may be that other people are entitled to the pension in addition to you, for example if the deceased person was married and divorced several times. In such a case, the pension is divided according to the duration of the marriage or civil partnership with the deceased person.

If you have an income, the pension will be reduced.


Process flow

This is how you receive the statutory accident insurance pension for former spouses or partners:

  • Apply informally for the pension from the Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft.
    • for example by e-mail, telephone or post
  • The Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft will contact you, explain the next steps and request the necessary documents.
Requirements

You will receive a widow's or widower's pension for former spouses and former life partners if

  • the death was the result of an insured event,
    • this includes accidents at work, commuting accidents and occupational illnesses
  • your previous marriage or registered civil partnership was divorced, annulled or declared null and void and
  • the deceased person provided you with maintenance during the last year before death or
  • you were entitled to maintenance.
Which documents are required?
  • Death certificate
  • Your bank details (IBAN and BIC)
  • Marriage certificate (family register) or civil partnership certificate
  • Notarized divorce, dissolution or declaration of nullity of the marriage or civil partnership in accordance with the Civil Partnership Act
  • Your social security number
  • To check your entitlement to benefits, you must submit an application to the Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft. Here you will also find out whether further documents are required and, if so, which ones.
What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You do not have to meet any deadlines.

Processing duration

Usually 1 to 3 months.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Appeal
    For detailed information on how to lodge an objection, please refer to the decision of the Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft.
  • Legal action before the social court
Applications / forms

Forms: no

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

Author
Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

Process flow

This is how you receive the statutory accident insurance pension for former spouses or partners:

  • Apply informally for the pension from the Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft.
    • for example by e-mail, telephone or post
  • The Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft will contact you, explain the next steps and request the necessary documents.

Requirements

You will receive a widow's or widower's pension for former spouses and former life partners if

  • the death was the result of an insured event,
    • this includes accidents at work, commuting accidents and occupational illnesses
  • your previous marriage or registered civil partnership was divorced, annulled or declared null and void and
  • the deceased person provided you with maintenance during the last year before death or
  • you were entitled to maintenance.

Which documents are required?

  • Death certificate
  • Your bank details (IBAN and BIC)
  • Marriage certificate (family register) or civil partnership certificate
  • Notarized divorce, dissolution or declaration of nullity of the marriage or civil partnership in accordance with the Civil Partnership Act
  • Your social security number
  • To check your entitlement to benefits, you must submit an application to the Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft. Here you will also find out whether further documents are required and, if so, which ones.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You do not have to meet any deadlines.

Processing duration

Usually 1 to 3 months.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Appeal
    For detailed information on how to lodge an objection, please refer to the decision of the Landwirtschaftliche Berufsgenossenschaft.
  • Legal action before the social court

Applications / forms

Forms: no

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

Author

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

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