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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

As a measure provider, receive reimbursement of social security contributions paid for the period during which a rehabilitation measure was carried out.


The Federal Employment Agency is the rehabilitation provider if no other rehabilitation provider is responsible. This also applies to people with disabilities who are cared for by job centers. However, the special feature here is that there are shared responsibilities between the Employment Agency and the Job Center for the provision of services for occupational participation.

If the Federal Employment Agency is not itself obligated to do so, you as the measure provider must register all participants for social insurance and pay social insurance contributions during the measure. Specifically, this involves contributions to

  • health insurance,
  • pension insurance,
  • unemployment insurance, if applicable, and
  • nursing care insurance.

The employment agency or job center will reimburse you for the social insurance contributions paid, depending on your benefit responsibility.

You will receive the money monthly in arrears for the entire time the measure is running, as soon as you have submitted an application.

How high the reimbursement contributions can be depends on which measure for participation in working life it is and which personal requirements are fulfilled by the participant. For orientation, you can refer to the "Table of reimbursement contributions for vocational rehabilitation measures", which the Federal Employment Agency has agreed with the Central Association of Statutory Health Insurance (GKV SV).

  • In order for you to be reimbursed for social security contributions, you must
    • Be legally obligated to make the social security declaration and pay the social security contributions,
    • have made the social security declaration and
    • have paid the contributions, and
    • Have filed a claim with the appropriate benefit agency.
  • In addition, social insurance contributions can only be paid for measures for participation in working life that are sponsored by the Employment Agency or the Job Center.

Apart from the application for reimbursement of contribution expenses, no other documents need to be submitted.

The usual limitation period of 4 years applies.

The department that approves the rehabilitation measure is the department responsible for you.

Forms available: Yes
Written form required: Yes
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: No
Online services available: Yes

You will receive a notification if you are responsible for paying and reporting social security contributions. This can be done electronically, for example via Electronic Measures Management (EMAW), or via a personal information letter.

In order for you to be reimbursed for social security contributions, you must submit an application.

  • Go to the website of the Federal Employment Agency and download the "Application for reimbursement of contribution expenses for people with disabilities" or use the online application option in your employer account.
  • Fill out the application completely. Please note the values from the table of reimbursement contributions. Submit the application to your responsible employment agency or job center or send the application online.
  • The relevant employment agency or job center will check your application.
  • If all requirements are met, you will be reimbursed for the social security contributions.

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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