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Transitional benefit due to occupational disease for persons insured under the statutory accident insurance scheme received

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

The so-called transitional benefit is intended to give you economic security if you have less money because you have given up a job 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-time amount or as a recurring payment. You can receive the transitional benefit for a maximum of 5 years.

Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will calculate how much your transitional benefit will be, adapted to each individual case. You can find out how your transitional benefit is calculated in your case from your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Transitional benefit is also called reduced earnings compensation.


Process flow

Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will check your entitlement to transitional benefits ex officio. You therefore 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 mail.

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 the response from your employers' liability insurance association 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 response by mail, you can also proceed without logging in.
  • Select your responsible employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund or determine it using the industry search.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Fill out the online form and submit it.
  • Your report will be automatically forwarded to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • You will receive a response via the requested 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 mail:

  • Fill out the form and provide evidence of how much money you 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 employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will calculate the financial loss you have suffered as a result of giving up the harmful activity.
  • Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will decide on the amount of your transitional benefit, inform you in writing and pay you the benefit.
Requirements
  • You have been recognized as having an occupational disease or a threatened occupational disease.
  • To prevent the occupational disease from worsening or developing, you had to give up the work that caused the disease.
  • Because you no longer work in your previous job, you have a lower income.
Which documents are required?
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of earnings
  • Tax documents
  • Proof of pension
  • Wage replacement certificates
What are the fees?

There are no costs involved.

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 employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance required: No

Online services available: Yes

Author
Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Process flow

Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will check your entitlement to transitional benefits ex officio. You therefore 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 mail.

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 the response from your employers' liability insurance association 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 response by mail, you can also proceed without logging in.
  • Select your responsible employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund or determine it using the industry search.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Fill out the online form and submit it.
  • Your report will be automatically forwarded to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • You will receive a response via the requested 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 mail:

  • Fill out the form and provide evidence of how much money you 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 employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will calculate the financial loss you have suffered as a result of giving up the harmful activity.
  • Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will decide on the amount of your transitional benefit, inform you in writing and pay you the benefit.

Requirements

  • You have been recognized as having an occupational disease or a threatened occupational disease.
  • To prevent the occupational disease from worsening or developing, you had to give up the work that caused the disease.
  • Because you no longer work in your previous job, you have a lower income.

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of income
  • Proof of earnings
  • Tax documents
  • Proof of pension
  • Wage replacement certificates

What are the fees?

There are no costs involved.

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 employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance required: No

Online services available: Yes

Author

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

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