Maaßen retired - he could get so much money

With his massively criticized farewell speech, Hans-Georg Maassen provoked his expulsion as head of constitutional protection. Financially he would have to be soft. This is guaranteed by the Civil Service Regulations.

Since Thursday, Hans-Georg Maassen is officially no longer chairman of the Federal Agency for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV). By signing the federal president Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the dishonored top civil servants put into temporary retirement. On Monday Minister of Home Affairs Horst Seehofer (CSU) announced the resignation.

For Maaßen the pension rules now apply according to the civil service law. As a BfV president he received a basic salary after grade B9: most recently 11,577.13 euro per month. In addition, there will probably be various reimbursements, such as an official allowance or a family allowance. The latter would also be eligible for the calculation of Maasens old age pension.

He gets his full salary in November and in the next three months. According to this measure, Maassen is entitled to a transitional allowance – a scheme that is specific to political officials such as state secretaries or ministerial directors, because only they can be temporarily retired – other officials are not. The transitional allowance is 71.75% of the last-earned salary, ie at least 8,306 euros. It is paid for as long as the official has held office for at least six months, but no more than three years. Since Maaßen was in office for more than six years, he is entitled to a three-year transitional payment.

Almost 28 years of state service

Then he gets his actual pension. For this he earned each year as an official a claim of about 1.79 percent of his last income, including the pension rights. Maaßen has been working at the federal Ministry of Home Affairs since 1991, which usually goes hand in hand with the civil service. This also applies to 27 years and 11 months in the public service. Moreover, his time school training must be counted.

He therefore has a pension entitlement of at least 50 per cent of his last income, that is, slightly less than 5800 euro. The Federal Ministry of the Interior did not want to provide information on the actual level of the latest and future references for reasons of data protection.

The decisive factor for the actual amount is the activity that Maaßen pursues after leaving the BfV. Recently he said that he could imagine a life outside the government service, for example in politics or business.

If Maaßen enters the free economy and receives a salary there, this is credited to his pension. The upper limit here is the last reimbursement. He gets at least 20 percent of the pension he has paid, regardless of what he earns in the future.

Seehofer has disciplinary procedures investigated

The decisive factor is probably how Maaßens will bid farewell to the BfV. The Federal Minister of the Interior Seehofer is currently investigating whether he is initiating disciplinary proceedings against the rejected Amtschef. The background to this is Maaß's farewell speech for counterparts from other European countries with whom he provoked his expulsion.

If Maaßen could be proved to be a serious misconduct, which led to the breach of trust with his employer, he would have to be fired from the official relationship. Then he would lose his pension entitlement.

In the speech on 18 October, Maaßen had spoken according to the manuscript of some left-wing forces in the SPD & # 39 ;, who wanted to provoke a break with the big coalition after the events in Chemnitz. Maaßen described himself as a critic of a "naïve and left foreigner and security policy". Seehofer had spoken after the announcement of the speech of "unacceptable formulations".