Membership in the Versorgungsanstalt der deutschen Kulturorchester; transmission of information

The Versorgungsanstalt der deutschen Kulturorchester grants pension benefits in old age, in the event of occupational disability and to surviving dependents. For this purpose, it requires certain information from the new member.


The Versorgungsanstalt der deutschen Kulturorchester (VddKO) is responsible for German cultural orchestras. The VddKO offers the musicians of German cultural orchestras additional insurance protection in addition to the statutory pension insurance in the event of old age, occupational disability and death.

Every musician who is employed by a cultural orchestra is compulsorily insured with the VddKO. The compulsory insurance begins at the same time as the employment relationship and ends when the musician leaves the employment relationship or no longer receives remuneration despite the continuation of the same.

In order to verify the compulsory membership, data must be transmitted to the VddKO.

During periods in which musicians are not employed, they can continue to be insured voluntarily after having previously been compulsorily insured.

For certain freelance musicians, there is the possibility of voluntary insurance.


There is a dependent employment relationship with a cultural orchestra.


The compulsorily insured persons are registered with the VddKO via a member portal by their employers who are members of the VddKO as cultural orchestras.

At the beginning of the membership in the VddKO, the new member has to fill in the notice of change to the compulsory membership and send it to the VddKO. The completed form (see under "Forms") can be sent by mail or electronically (see under "Online Procedure").

The member will then receive a membership notice from the VddKO by mail.



Processing time

few days


  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Anmeldung – Änderungsanzeige zur Pflichtmitgliedschaft bei der Versorgungsanstalt der deutschen Kulturorchester
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

    Der Erhebungsbogen kann per Post oder elektronisch, insbesondere per Kontaktformular übermittelt werden (siehe unter „Online-Verfahren“).

Online procedures


  • none


Objection, and if necessary, after the objection procedure has been carried out, an action before the administrative court.

Links to more information

Status: 03.01.2023

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration

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  • Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
  • Online transactions, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, locally limited
  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
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