Cologne pays more than twice as Dusseldorf Hamburg needy, around two and a half times as much money received 26 September 2012 needy citizens in Cologne for a social burial as the neighboring Dusseldorf, as the result of an investigation by Bestattungen.de. The experts analyzed the loading instead costs assumed by the local social welfare institution at cremations. Result of the comparison: nationwide there are differences of up to euro 900 payments for poor funeral. Also the acquired services vary. Each municipality sets itself, which services and rates available to socially needy families social burials”, it is the Federal Ministry of labour and Social Affairs (BMAS). Bestattungen.de questioned therefore welfare carrier in whole Germany and found big differences: examples of how Dresden face the low rates in Berlin (750,-Euro), Essen (913,-Euro) and Munich (956,-Euro). With 1.450,-euro, the support is almost twice as high as in Berlin. The most extreme varies the assistance in North Rhine-Westphalia.
While Cologne will pay a maximum rate of 1.465,-euro per funeral, Dusseldorf get only support of 588,-euros, i.e. about euro 900 less. Although both towns just 50 kilometres away from each other, support in Cologne in comparison is about two and a half times as large. In Cologne and Dusseldorf, the funeral costs are similar. It the the wealthy Dusseldorf would allow no dignified burial the particularly needy impression”, says Fabian Schaaf, Managing Director of Bestattungen.de. Some communities are completely covered. The city of Hanover denied the information about services and rates. A social burial according to the BMAS just, worthy and appropriate “supposedly.
In addition to the assumed costs, but also the individual services vary from municipality to municipality. In Berlin, the costs for a memorial service only in exceptional cases are taken while this is of course in other cities. Some municipalities like Munich and Dortmund pay also no headstone. In Hamburg, only pre-selected funeral services available are the members. The study shows how services and rates within the Federal Republic vary widely. The acquired benefits and rates are mostly incomprehensible. We request a uniform reimbursement for social burials. The rates and costs should be provided at the federal level and only adapted to the regional standard funeral costs”, says Schaaf. Graphics to the study: ueber-uns/presse/pressemitteilungen.html about Bestattungen.de Bestattungen.de is a comparison service recommended by consumer protection agencies for burials in Germany. Users can receive offers on request without obligation from tested loading Stattern. In addition, Bestattungen.de offers comprehensive information about funeral services and insurance. The offer is free of charge for customers. Press contact Christine Sollmann, spokeswoman GBV society for burials and precautionary mbH Arndt-str. 25, 22085 Hamburg phone: + 49 (0) 40 209 311 961 fax: + 49 (0) 40 209 311 963 E-Mail: Web: