Künstlersozialkasse; issuance of a statement in fine proceedings

Are you insured with the Künstlersozialkasse (KSK) or are you liable to pay contributions and violate your obligations? Then the KSK can impose a fine.



- are insured with the Künstlersozialkasse or operate a company subject to the levy and
- have acted in a manner that is in violation of the Künstlersozialversicherungsgesetz.


This is how the fine procedure works:

  • You will receive a notice from the Künstlersozialkasse stating that
    • KSK accuses you of disorderly conduct and you are therefore
    • you are to pay a fine as a result.
  • You can submit your comments in writing within the period specified in the notification.
  • KSK will take your written statement into account when making its decision.
  • If there are any queries regarding your letter or if documents are required, you will receive a written message.
    • Reply and submit the requested documents within the deadline specified in the notice.
  • Subsequently, you will receive a notice or communication about the KSK's decision.


The fine and the costs shall be paid no later than 2 weeks after the decision imposing the fine has become final.

Processing time

Average 10 to 12 weeks.

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    You only have to submit documents if the Künstlersozialkasse asks you to do so.


  • For insured persons and companies liable to pay levies:
    Fees: EUR 25.00 to EUR 7,500.00
    Expenses: EUR 3.50


  • Appeal
    Detailed information on how to appeal can be found in the penalty notice.


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