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Source: Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, the federal states and churches as the builders of the Recognition and Help Foundation agreed today in a joint meeting to recommend their committees to extend the registration deadline for receiving foundation benefits to June 30, 2021, the processing time in the contact and advice centers until December 31, 2022 and to increase the foundation’s assets by around 17.5 million euros. From the start, it was important for the founders of the foundation to reach as many people as possible. You have therefore already extended the registration period by one year. The corona pandemic made access to the foundation’s services considerably more difficult. These disadvantages must be compensated for by renewed extension of the registration period. The measures to contain the corona pandemic have had very negative effects on the people at the center of the foundation’s work. The work in the regional contact and advice centers of the foundation was also made considerably more difficult. The intended extension of the joint funding of the contact and advice centers is intended to ensure that all registrations made within the extended registration period are checked and finally processed All that is needed to register is a phone call or an e-mail. In addition, the foundation’s assets are to be increased to a total of 305,517,383 euros in order to achieve the foundation’s agreed objectives In 1975 as children or adolescents in the Federal Republic of Germany or in the period from 1949 to 1990 in the former GDR in inpatient facilities for the disabled or in inpatient psychiatric facilities, they experienced suffering and injustice and still suffer from the consequences today. In order to be able to receive foundation benefits, it was previously necessary for those affected to contact a contact and advice center by December 31, 2020 at the latest and register for benefits there. The foundation’s contact and advice centers have been set up in all 16 federal states since 2017 . More detailed information on the contact and advice centers and the Recognition and Help Foundation is available on the barrier-free website and the Foundation’s information phone (0800 221 2218).


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