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Transitional benefit due to occupational illness for people with statutory accident insurance

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Service Description

If you are no longer working due to an occupational disease, you can receive a transitional benefit from the statutory accident insurance.

The so-called transitional benefit is intended to give you financial security if you have less money because you have given up work that is harmful to your health.

Be sure to contact your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund before you give up your job.

You can receive the transitional benefit either as a one-off payment or as a recurring payment. You can receive the transitional benefit for a maximum of 5 years.

Your employer's liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will calculate the amount of your transitional benefit on a case-by-case basis. You can find out how your transitional benefit is calculated in your case from your social accident insurance institution.

Transitional benefit is also known as compensation for reduced earnings.


Process flow

Your employer's liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will check your entitlement to transitional benefits ex officio. This means that you do not have to apply for the transitional benefit. Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will send you a form. You can return the completed form online or by post.

Online service:

  • Call up the online service.
  • You will be guided through the process 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 registering.
  • 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:

  • Complete the form and provide evidence of how much money you have earned or are earning before and after giving up the harmful activity.
  • Send the completed form to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • Your employer's liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will calculate the financial loss you have incurred as a result of giving up the harmful activity.
  • Your social accident insurance institution will decide on the amount of your transitional benefit, inform you in writing and pay you the benefit.
Requirements
  • You have been diagnosed with an occupational disease or an imminent occupational disease.
  • In order to prevent the occupational disease from worsening or developing, you had to give up the work that caused the illness.
  • Because you no longer work in your previous occupation, you have a lower income.
Which documents are required?
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of earnings
  • Tax statements
  • Pension statements
  • Wage replacement certificates
What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Processing duration

Processing usually takes 1 to 3 months.

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: Yes

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

12.01.2023

Teaser

If you are no longer working due to an occupational disease, you can receive a transitional benefit from the statutory accident insurance.

Process flow

Your employer's liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will check your entitlement to transitional benefits ex officio. This means that you do not have to apply for the transitional benefit. Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will send you a form. You can return the completed form online or by post.

Online service:

  • Call up the online service.
  • You will be guided through the process 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 registering.
  • 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:

  • Complete the form and provide evidence of how much money you have earned or are earning before and after giving up the harmful activity.
  • Send the completed form to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • Your employer's liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will calculate the financial loss you have incurred as a result of giving up the harmful activity.
  • Your social accident insurance institution will decide on the amount of your transitional benefit, inform you in writing and pay you the benefit.

Requirements

  • You have been diagnosed with an occupational disease or an imminent occupational disease.
  • In order to prevent the occupational disease from worsening or developing, you had to give up the work that caused the illness.
  • Because you no longer work in your previous occupation, you have a lower income.

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of income
  • Proof of earnings
  • Tax statements
  • Pension statements
  • Wage replacement certificates

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Processing duration

Processing usually takes 1 to 3 months.

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: Yes

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

12.01.2023

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