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Press release 114 / 2018-03-28: 1,059,000 recipients of basic security benefits in old age and in cases of reduced earning capacity in December 2017

WIESBADEN – In December 2017, just under 1,059,000 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 people entitled to such benefits was up 3.2% on December 2016. At that time, approximately 1,026,000 people received basic security benefits in accordance with SGB XII.

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