Social law (Hartz 4)

Human dignity shall be inviolable, article 1 subsection 1 sentence 1 Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (Grundgesetz).
The Federal Republic of Germany is a democratic and social federal state, article 20 subsection 1 Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (Grundgesetz).

You receive unemployment benefits (Arbeitslosengeld II/Hartz 4) and/or you have problems with Jobcentre (Jobcenter)?

You suspect that you have been harassed by your case manager? Your benefits have been reduced or you have to participate in a measure (Ein-Euro-Job)?

We know how you can successfully defend yourself against this.

You have filed an application for unemployment benefits (Arbeitslosengeld II/ Hartz 4) and the Jobcentre did not do anything?

We file an urgent application for you and we bring an action for failure to act against the Jobcentre.

Jobcentre considers that your rent costs are too high and it asks you to move to a cheaper flat? Some Jobcentres approve too little money to the recipients of of unemployment benefits and they cannot afford to pay accommodation and heating costs.

We provide effective legal remedies so that you can stay in your own flat.

Jobcentre demands that you return the money (annulment of the refund certificate of Arbeitslosengeld II/Hartz 4)?

We examine the annulment of the refund certificate, and we make sure that you do not have to return more money than you are obliged by the law.

The German Social Code II (Sozialgesetzbuch II) gives you the right against the Jobcentre. Perhaps much more than you think you have.

You have to absolutely know this:

Many decisions of the Jobcentres are unlawful, which means that they violate the existing law.
It should be noted that unlawful Hartz-4-decisions were once valid. In order to annul the unlawful decisions, we have to fight them with legal means. As soon as possible would be the best, because deadlines are coming up.

Law Office SMR will provide you with the legal assistance with issues relating any questions regarding the unemployment benefits respectively the Jobcentre. Quickly and competently.

We deal every day with:

  • Consulting in social-legal matters (Arbeitslosengeld II/Hartz 4)
  • Representing in official and judicial social-legal matters against the Jobcentre (Filling the appeals, claims and applications of temporary legal protection against the decisions of Jobcentre (Hartz-4-decisions))

What can you do, so that we can help you as quick as possible?

Without your support we, as the law office for unemployment benefits (Arbeitslosengeld II/Hartz 4), cannot take any action. To verify your Hartz-4-decision, we need the same information as the Jobcentre. Through your cooperation the procedure can be fastened. Data protection and the professional secrecy of the lawyer are of paramount importance to us.

Our services for you

When we determine that your Hartz-4-decision is illegal, we contact you. After consultation with you, we go through legal means (appeal, claim or temporary legal protection) against the Jobcentre´s decision.
Besides that, we can submit the legal aid application for you (Prozesskostenhilfe). We can represent you in front of any Social Welfare Court and against any Jobcentre in Germany.

You can contact us.


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