responsibility finder
Schleswig-Holstein

Receive compensation for wear and tear on clothes and linen

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

In the event of exceptional wear and tear on clothing and underwear caused by the wearing and use of assistive devices as a result of a recognized occupational or commuting accident or a recognized occupational disease, your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will pay compensation.
You will receive the compensation as a monthly lump sum. This is a minimum amount for which you do not have to submit any receipts (for example, invoices). You do not need to submit an application. Your accident insurance institution will check your claim ex officio, i.e. without you having to do anything.
If you have higher costs than the lump sum covers, you can submit corresponding receipts to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund without submitting an application.
The amount of compensation is regulated by law. The monthly lump sums are re-determined annually on 01.07. by the law for the adjustment of the benefits of the Federal Supply Law.


Process flow

Benefits from statutory accident insurance are generally determined ex officio.

  • Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will inform you to enable you to file a claim.

If you have incurred costs in excess of the lump sum, compensation is also possible under certain conditions.
You can apply for compensation for wear and tear on clothing and linen online or by mail.
Online service:

  • Access 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 automatically be 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:

  • Contact your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund with an informal letter.
  • Make sure you provide the required information and enclose the necessary documents.
Requirements
  • You suffer from a recognized occupational accident, commuting accident or a recognized occupational disease.
  • You wear or use an aid due to the resulting health impairment.
  • You have exceptional wear and tear on your clothing and underwear as a result.
  • You belong to one of the legally defined groups of persons.
Which documents are required?
  • As long as the lump sum covers your costs, you do not need to submit any documentation.
  • If you need a higher compensation, you have to prove your corresponding costs by supporting documents, for example invoices.
What are the fees?

There are no costs involved.

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

Forms available: No
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

Benefits from statutory accident insurance are generally determined ex officio.

  • Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will inform you to enable you to file a claim.

If you have incurred costs in excess of the lump sum, compensation is also possible under certain conditions.
You can apply for compensation for wear and tear on clothing and linen online or by mail.
Online service:

  • Access 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 automatically be 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:

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

Requirements

  • You suffer from a recognized occupational accident, commuting accident or a recognized occupational disease.
  • You wear or use an aid due to the resulting health impairment.
  • You have exceptional wear and tear on your clothing and underwear as a result.
  • You belong to one of the legally defined groups of persons.

Which documents are required?

  • As long as the lump sum covers your costs, you do not need to submit any documentation.
  • If you need a higher compensation, you have to prove your corresponding costs by supporting documents, for example invoices.

What are the fees?

There are no costs involved.

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 employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Applications / forms

Forms available: No
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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