Pursuant to Distribution plan A Art. 1 item 4, 10% of the distributable amount for performing and broadcasting rights are allocated to social and cultural purposes. The GEMA social fund has been created to help fulfil the social purpose. A social compensation fund which grants benefits in old age, and in cases of illness, accidents and need. The relevant requirements for the granting of benefits are listed in the Statutes of the GEMA Social Funds.
Statutes and Implementation rules (only in german)