TN 3 (04-91)

GN 01707.018 Refunds of Contributions Under the German System

Policy

1. Worker

Workers who meet certain conditions may obtain a refund of previously paid contributions. Generally, contributions can be refunded if a worker has made some contributions, but not enough to qualify for a benefit, and is no longer compulsorily covered or eligible to make voluntary contributions.

2. Survivor

The survivors of a worker may be able to obtain a refund of the worker's contributions if none of the survivors are eligible for monthly benefits.

3. Request for refund

Except in the case of a survivor, a request for refund may be made no sooner than 2 years after the worker was last covered compulsorily under the German system. Inquiries about refunds of German contributions should be referred to the appropriate German agency (see GN 01707.020C).


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GN 01707.018 - Refunds of Contributions Under the German System - 03/06/2014
Batch run: 03/06/2014
Rev:03/06/2014