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The Federal Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth continues to assume its responsibility towards those affected by sexual abuse in childhood and adolescence and will continue the Sexual Abuse Fund. Those affected by sexual violence in childhood and adolescence should continue to receive not only low-threshold and needs-based help, but also timely help in the future.

Therefore, for the Sexual Abuse Fund, those affected by sexual violence in childhood or adolescence in the family can continue to submit applications for assistance from the supplementary support system to the office of the Sexual Abuse Fund.

Applications relating to the institutional area of ​​the supplementary support system can be submitted to the institutions that continue to participate via the office of the Sexual Abuse Fund. The assistance requested is approved and paid for independently by the participating institutions and countries. The federal government provides the administrative and clearing house structures created for the Fund for Sexual Abuse in the Family Area for the participating institutions and states. In addition, as part of its employer responsibility, the federal government ensures that those affected who have experienced child sexual abuse in federal institutions can continue to submit applications to the supplementary support system. Here you can read about the institutions at which you can apply.

Here you will find information about our processing statuses for applications and invoices. The information relates to the oldest not fully processed process from the category. Due to the process, it may happen that processes cannot be processed conclusively for a long time because the necessary documents are not available. At the same time, processes from all categories, including those of a significantly more recent date, are processed continuously.

Please note: As of June 15, 2020, the FSM office will primarily process invoices as well as amendment and supplementary requests with a longer idle time, including those requests for services that have not yet been or not fully resolved with receipt by July 31, 2018. The concentrated backorder processing may mean that the processing status for initial applications will not change in the near future.

We are currently working on:
Initial applications received from January 2020,
Invoices received from April 2021,
Amendments and supplements (for initial applications received by July 31, 2018) from July 2019,
Amendments and supplements (for initial applications received from August 1, 2018) from July 2019.

The information is updated weekly (last update on May 20th, 2021).

With the draft federal budget for 2020, the federal government has decided that the funding of the “Sexual Abuse in the Family” fund will be continued. The previous payment deadline has thus been lifted.

The fund can be paid out within the term of the fund. For applications submitted by May 2nd, 2016, the payment of the approved benefits is possible beyond December 1st, 2019.

Many victims of sexual abuse broke their silence at the beginning of 2010 and reported about experiences of sexual violence that they had experienced in their childhood or adolescence from fathers and mothers, family members, trainers, teachers, priests and other people to whom they were entrusted who they were in a dependency relationship had to suffer.

It is thanks to the courage of these victims that the taboo on sexual abuse of minors has finally ended. more

The final report of the round table "Sexual abuse of children in dependency and power relationships in private and public institutions and in the family area" (RT KM) called for the establishment of a supplementary support system for victims of sexual abuse in all areas. The federal government complied with this requirement in its area of ​​responsibility and provided EUR 50 million for the family area. That is why the “Fund for Sexual Abuse in Families” has existed since May 1st, 2013. more


If you

  • Have questions about sexual abuse,
  • want general information on submitting an application to the supplementary help system,
  • Need information about counseling offers or
  • would like to provide feedback on your experiences with submitting an application to the supplementary help system,

please dial the free phone number 0800 400 10 50.

The counselors from the sexual abuse helpline ( are experienced professionals in the fields of psychology and education and have years of experience in supporting people who have experienced sexual violence.

Office hours

Mondays: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesdays: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesdays: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursdays: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fridays: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.



You can also get advice from the contact point for those affected by organized sexualised and ritual violence "berta" ( Your call is free and anonymous here too. The phone number is the 0800 305 07 50.“



If you have specific questions about your application, please dial the telephone number
030 18555-1988.

The employees of the Sexual Abuse Fund office will be happy to advise you.

Office hours

Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

But not on public holidays and on December 24th and 31st