TN 3 (04-91)
GN 01707.017 Coverage Exemptions Under the German System - Policy
Generally, German federal and local government employees who have civil service pension
rights, or employees of public corporations (including clergy or employees of religious
organizations), who are covered under other pension systems are exempt from compulsory
social insurance coverage.
Workers who were exempt from compulsory coverage because they were civil service employees
or employees of religious organizations, may be granted retroactive coverage if they
do not receive a pension or lump-sum payment based on coverage under civil service
or ecclesiastical laws.