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Supplementary social assistance for Germans in Poland/benefits according to the social law §133, SGB XII

Germans in need living in Poland have the option of obtaining services pursuant to the German Social Services Act (§ 133 SGB XII) and can be accepted into the assistance programme SGB XII (formerly: BSHG) with the GRC Tracing Service.


Only those individuals or households whose incomes fall below the statutory minimum living wage in Poland can be considered. The amount of assistance depends on by how much the income falls below the minimum level. In the event of particular difficulties, additional allowances may be granted.

Assistance is provided through Money transfers by postal order. Current information on the requirements for the granting social assistance for Germans in Poland/benefits according to the Social Code §133, SGB XII can be obtained from the GRC Tracing Service Hamburg location.


Do you have a concern regarding healthcare assistance and welfare?  about social assistance for Germans in Poland/benefits under Social Code §133, SGB XII?

The GRC Tracing Service is available to you personally in a GRC Regional or District Branch near you.

You can also send your request directly to us:

German Red Cross
Tracing Service Hamburg Office
Meiendorfer Straße 205
22145 Hamburg

Ms Katarzyna Brendemühl-Naujoks
Phone: +49 (0)40 / 4 32 02 -107
Fax: +49 (0)40 / 4 32 02 - 250
E-mail: mgh(at)

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