In cases of a specific need in which no alternative funding is available, those affected by thalidomide can apply for support to fund non-cash benefits, e.g. adaptations of houses or modification of cars. The fast and unbureaucratic support is provided to thalidomide-affected people in cases in which no other institutions (for example health insurance companies, nursing care insurance or the Thalidomide Trust / the Conterganstiftung) cover the costs. Since the initiative was started, the Foundation has given support in more than 1.000 cases.
o receive this support, you must be recognised by the Thalidomide Trust / the Conterganstiftung or by another national institution that uses identical criteria.
You can find further information and the form to apply for support here: