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About tyrsu836

  • Birthday 09/06/1989

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  • Location USA
  • Nationality New Zealand
  • Hometown Invercargill
  • Gender Female
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  1. Alright my saga is complete so here are the details regarding my timeline:   January 8th 2019 I posted away my application to the address: Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund, Ruhrstr. 2, 10709 Berlin, Germany Forms submitted: V0901 A1312-00 A9060 Certified copy of passport Copy of Sozialversicherungsausweis Proof of Insurance beginning from 2013 Copy of Gesundheitsharte Copy of Lohnsteuerbescheinigung from 2013 to 2016 Copy of Bescheinigung zur Sozialversicherungen from 2013 t0 2016 Copy of my Abmeldung and Anmeldebestätigungen Proof of employment from 2013 to 2016 (I don't think all of these are necessary - I was just in a 'better-safe-than-sorry' mood when I posted it away)   After 3 months with no response I sent a few emails away to the local consulate (unable to help) and to the various email addresses linked to the Rentenversicherung Bund asking for a status update - with either "we have forwarded your message onto the appropriate office" or no reply. I kept re-sending these emails periodically over the following 3 months with no response/a series of generic forwarding responses until I would eventually get a "this email account does not exist". Finally on June 28th 2019 I emailed both kundenservice at drv-berlin-brandenburg dot de and meinefrage at drv-bund dot de with an explanation of the date the application was posted, where it was posted to, the emails I had sent with no reply etc. and asked if there was a way to check on the status of the application or if I had sent it to the wrong place. I did not get a reply by email but did receive a letter by post ~8 days later (see below).   Received a response on the 6th of July 2019: "You have filed a claim for reimbursement of your contributions. Please note that a social security agreement has been concluded with USA. Under this agreement the insurance periods you have acquired in both states will be added together which may result in you being eligible for a pension when you have reached pension age. Please inform us whether you still wish to have contributions reimbursed. Please use the backpage of this letter for your reply."   "I have noted the above facts and still wish to have my contributions reimbursed." "I hereby withdraw my claim for reimbursement of my contributions."   And posted back the reply on the 8th of July 2019 to: Deutsche Rentenversicherung, Nord, 22037 Hamburg   On 12th August, 2019: I saw that the approximate equivalent (-~US$46/42€) of my retirement contributions were deposited into my US account in US$ and received a letter in the post the same day confirming my reimbursement.   For anyone interested I worked out how much I had contributed to see how the reimbursement compared (as I assume there were exchange fees or something taken out at some point) just to get an idea of how much you lose in the transfer Retirement contributions were: 7352.78 € (~ 9.4 % of brutto salary) Ultimately I received a reimbursement of US$ 8,197.41 which currently converts to approximately 7310.31 € which could well just have been a shift in the conversion rate between the money landing in my account and me realizing it was there - or it could have been a bank fee.    It's still not clear to me what caused the six-month delay between posting the application and my first response - so I may have sent it to the wrong address? But I don't really know - that could just be how long it takes now!   Best of luck with your reimbursement!   
  2.   Hallo Sicherz - did you ever have any response from the RVB via email? I sent away all my forms in January and have heard nothing - so have been emailing around trying to get a status update, but to no avail! If there was a particular address that was responsive - would you mind sharing it? I keep being forwarded around until I eventually get a "this mailbox does not exist"-type email.   Thanks!