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Can my mother claim her pension benefits if she live her in Philippines. She is already a German citizen.her husband died long time ago and now she is receiving pension from her husband.death. She will be turning 65 this December. Currently she is living with an old guy in gorxhiemertala guy is more than 80 does she also received payment from the geman govt. Of taking care.of that man.

I would like to advise that your mother contacts the local office of the Deutsche Rentenversicherungsanstalt. In general, German nationals are entitled to 100 % of the pensions which arose of the contributions paid into the scheme while the person eligible for a pension was in Germany. The entitlement does not cover the payment of rehabilitation measures, the partial payment of the contributions into the health insurance scheme for pensioners, as well as vocational disability pensions granted on the grounds of a disadvantegous situation on the job market (Berufsunfähigkeitsrente) or pensions granted on the grounds of a reduced earning capacity (Erwerbsminderungsrente).  

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Henning Haarhaus


I can answer questions in English, German and French. Practice in inheritance law, tax, labour and contract law for private clients. Services also rendered in the fields of business & commercial law; e.g. business organizations, contracts, debt collections, leasing law. Representing clients all over Germany. NO CONSULTANCY ON FAMILY AND IMMIGRATION LAW.


Working since 1999 in the forenamed fields. Henning Haarhaus` experience includes services in the legal department of Roedl & partner, the biggest tax consultancy firm of German origin. Appointed Bar Certified Tax Law Practioner in 2007.

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