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1. Old age pension

Many persons residing in Canada receive old age pensions from Germany. These payments are not made by the German missions, but by different German pension authorities. In general, banks carry out the…

German Old Age Pensions

Pensions from the German Social Security Insurance are only paid upon application and when all conditions are fulfilled (e.g. contributions for a minimal insurance period, age limit). For the…

Applying for a German old age pension or survivor's pension

If you pension payments is delayed, or your address or bank information has changed please contact the handling partner NL-Renten Service of Deutsche Post AG: …

Delayed Pension Payment, Change of Address or Bank Information

General information for all recipients of a German pension On Januar 1, 2005 a new law on taxation of old age pensions (Alterseinkünftegesetz) entered into force. According to this law, pension…

Taxation of a German Pension

Please check the back of your life certificate for detailed information on the administrative process Recipients of a German pension are required to submit a “Declaration for Further Collection of…

Life Certificates

For Employees Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund 10704 Berlin Tel.: +49.30.8651 Website of Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund For Blue…

Pension Administrations for Pensions to Canada

Pensions to Canada are paid mostly by the following insurances: Deutsche Rentenversicherung Nord (former LVA Schleswig Holstein, LVA Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and LVA Freie and Hansestadt…

Pension Insurances

Below we provide an incomplete list of pension consultants in the Canadian provinces.

Please note that this is not a recommendation. Please also note that typically pension consultants will charge a fee for their services.

Pension Consultants

The following list is an incomplete listing of English speaking tax consultants and search services.

Tax Consultants (English-speaking)

If you have paid mandatory contributions to the German pension fund for less than 5 years altogether and currently live outside of the EU, you may be able to have your pension contributions…

Refund of mandatory contributions to the German pension fund

When a beneficiary passes away the Pension Authority needs to be informed without delay. It will then discontinue the payments. The information can be forwarded by the next of kin/executor of the estate.

Death of a Pensioner

2. Compensation pension

Shortly after Word War II, Germany passed a law on restitution (Bundesentschädigungsgesetz). On the basis of this law many persons who were persecuted by the Nazi-Regime continue receive monthly…

Compensation Payments (Wiedergutmachung)

Should your address or bank account have changed, please inform your compensation authority without delay. Only when your current address and banking account is in their files, it can be ensured…

Change of address or bank account

When a beneficiary passes away the compensation authority needs to be informed without delay. It will then discontinue the payments. The information can either be forwarded by the relatives or by…

Death of a Beneficiary (Compensation Payment)



The new law on taxation of old age pensions does not apply to so-called ghetto pensions.


No taxation of so-called ghetto pensions

New Regulations since August 2014 regarding Compensation for Employment in a Ghetto 01.08.2014: the Federal Act on Pensions for Employment in a Ghetto came into effect by which the legal…

Reparations for injustice committed under NS regime

The government of Germany has committed through an agreement signed with the Claims Conference at a public ceremony, to continue compensation payments to eligible Holocaust survivors and providing funding for homecare for victims. Claims are administered by the Jewish Claims Conference.

Once every year, you are requested by the compensation authority to submit a certificate of life (life certificate). If you do not present the life certificate in time, your compensation…

Life Certificate for Recipients of a Compensation Payment

If you did not receive your compensation payment, you have to inform your compensation authority directly. As there are ten different compensation authorities in Germany, you first of all need to…

Missing compensation payment

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