XI. Transitional and Concluding Provisions
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Federal legislation is to regulate the legal status of persons, including refugees and expellees, who, on May 8, 1945, were employed in the public service, have left the service for reasons other than those arising from the civil service regulations or agreed employment rules, and have not until now been employed or are employed in a position not corresponding to their former one. The same applies to persons, including refugees and expellees, who, on May 8, 1945, were entitled to a pension or other assistance and who no longer receive any assistance or any commensurate assistance for reasons other than those arising from the civil service regulations or agreed employment rules. Until the federal law comes into force, no legal claims can be made, unless otherwise provided by Land legislation.
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This Basic Law ceases to be in force on the day on which a Constitution adopted by a free decision of the German people comes into force.
Bonn am Rhein
on May 23, 1949
Dr. Adenauer, President of the Parliamentary Council
Shönfelder, First Vice-President
Dr. Schäfer, Second Vice-President