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Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Tel.: +49 228 99527 0
Fax: +49 228 99527 4134
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The German assisting authority at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs helps victims of violent crime who are resident in Germany to claim compensation in the European Member State in which the crime was committed.
Its role includes in particular:
The EU Member States decide on a claim solely on the basis of their national law. The German assisting authority cannot influence the procedure in the other Member State or the decision.
You may send the necessary documents in your national language. They will be translated for you free of charge.
The German authorities do not charge any fees. Other EU Member States may require a fee to be paid before your claim is processed.
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