Legal notice

Legal notice

Service phone number

Please contact us by phone if you have any questions:

Availability: Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm

Landline number: 0211 837-1955

Note: There are no extra charges to your standard rate when calling this service telephone number.


Provider identification in accordance with Section 5 of the Telemedia Services Act (TMG):

The State of North Rhine-Westphalia,

represented by

the Ministry of Labor,
Health and Social Affairs
of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Fürstenwall 25
40219 Düsseldorf

Telephone: (02 11) 855-5



The Ministry is a supreme authority in the State.

It is represented by State Secretary Matthias Heidmeier.


VAT identification number according to Section 27a of the German VAT Act (UstG): DE 813951832


General information on paper applications

Please do not send paper applications or technical questions to the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. You must contact your competent authority only in this regard. 



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