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Press release 136 / 2016-04-19: 1,038,000 recipients of basic security benefits in old age and in cases of reduced earning capacity in December 2015

WIESBADEN – In December 2015, roughly 1,038,000 people aged 18 or over in Germany received basic security benefits in old age and in cases of reduced earning capacity in accordance with the German Social Code, Book XII, Chapter 4 (SGB XII). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of recipients rose by 3.5% year on year. At the end of 2014, nearly 1,003,000 people received basic security benefits in accordance with SGB XII

Basic data are available in tables Basic security in old age,reduced earning capacity (22151) in the GENESIS-Online database.

For further information:
Johannes Proksch,
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