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The orphan’s pension is intended to provide financial security for surviving children. They receive an orphan’s pension if the deceased parent was insured under the statutory social insurance scheme (§ 48 SGB VI).
The orphan’s pension is paid by the pension insurance institution, provided, however, that the deceased had paid into the pension fund for at least 5 years. If the parent dies before the 63rd birthday, there is a reduction on the orphan’s pension.
If an insured parent dies due to an accident at work, a commuting accident or an occupational disease, an orphan’s pension is also paid. In this case, however, the accident insurance institution is responsible for applying for and paying the pension.
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