Another example of wonderful German bureaucracy: “You’re Dead, We’ve Checked the Records”.
I’m sure this could easily happen in most other countries as well. The best part is what she has to do to prove she is alive…
Just hearing Kruse’s voice on the phone wasn’t good enough. Instead, the fund official asked for a so-called “life certificate,” obtainable from her municipal office at 4.80 euros ($6).
The certificate stated that Kruse was alive and well and fully able to present her identity papers.