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Equalisation of Burdens payment

The Equalisation of Burdens Act (Gesetz über den Lastenausgleich – LAG) was signed on 14 August 1952. The law was supposed to regulate the compensation of the loss of assets or land in the Second World War as well as integration support for refugees, expellees and repatriates. It was supposed to balance the assets between those who lost everything and those who could rescue their possessions. Through equalisation of burdens payments to an equalisation of burdens fund, people received loans to build homes or businesses.