Social Court Act
|Title:||Social Court Act|
|Scope:||Federal Republic of Germany|
|Legal matter:||Social law , procedural law|
|Original version from:||September 3, 1953
( BGBl. I p. 1239 )
|Entry into force on:||January 1, 1954|
|New announcement from:||23 September 1975
( Federal Law Gazette I p. 2535 )
|Last change by:||
Art. 10 G of June 12, 2020
( Federal Law Gazette I pp. 1248, 1275 )
|Effective date of the
|predominantly July 1, 2020
(Art. 28 G of June 12, 2020)
|Weblink:||Text of the law|
|Please note the note on the applicable legal version.|
The Social Court Act (SGG) regulates procedural law and the court system within the social justice system in Germany .
The Social Courts Act refers to the social courts as special administrative courts that are independent of the administrative authorities ( Section 1 SGG).
The instance train is tripartite. The social courts are regularly responsible in the first instance, the regional social courts as appeal courts and the federal social court with its seat in Kassel as appeal court.
The social courts are materially responsible for the following disputes ( § 10 and § 51 SGG):
- Social security matters
- Employment Promotion
- Unemployment benefit II
- since January 1, 2005: social assistance
- social compensation
- Severely handicapped law
- Disputes between health insurers and
- Contract doctors and contract dentists
- as well as their chambers.
As a rule, local jurisdiction arises from the court in whose district the plaintiff is based.
The panels consist of professional judges and honorary judges. The honorary judges are appointed in disputes under social security law by employers and insured persons (similarly in labor jurisdiction ).
The provisions of the Social Court Act supersede the rules of the administrative court order . The Social Court Act also refers to the provisions of the Administrative Court Code , the Courts Constitution Act and the Code of Civil Procedure .
- Administrative court code
- First book of the Social Code (SGB I) and the tenth book of the Social Code (SGB X) on social administration procedures and social data protection
- Jens Meyer-Ladewig, Wolfgang Keller and Stephan Leitherer: Social Court Act (SGG), comment . 12th edition, 2017, C. H. Beck, ISBN 978-3-406-70634-9
- Otto Ernst Krasney, Peter Udsching : Handbook of the social court procedure . 5th revised edition. Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-503-10694-3
- Hermann Plagemann (Ed.): Munich Lawyers Manual for Social Law . 3rd edition 2009, C. H. Beck, ISBN 978-3-406-57472-6
- Rupert Hassel, Detlef Gurgel, Sven-Joachim Otto (eds.): Handbook of the specialist lawyer on social law . 3rd edition 2012. Cologne. Luchterhand. ISBN 978-3-472-07811-1
- Text of the law
- Internet portal of social justice in Germany with judgment database