Because a lot of people think 13 is an unlucky number, wants the Federal labour and social Minister, Hubertus Heil, law book, skip the number for the new planned social apparently.

The Social right to Compensation will be dealt with in a separate law, the “code of social law to four of the tenth book of the SGB XIV”, said a Ministry spokesperson, the “Augsburger Allgemeine”.

In the chronology it would be actually the SGB XIII. During the working process, there have been, however, “a number of arguments, also from the concerned associations”, “the carefully weighed up,” said the spokeswoman.

The draft law is intended to summarize the entire area of victim compensation. The Reform is also a consequence of the attack on the Berlin Christmas market on the wide space difference two years ago. The draft should be decided in the spring by the Federal Cabinet.

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