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Enter words here that describe what you are looking for (e.B. cut a tree) or a matter for citizens and companies (e.B. house construction, marriage).
Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for guide dog for the blind


Guide dogs for the blind are specially trained dogs that support blind or severely visually impaired people in everyday life and allow them to orient themselves safely. The statutory health insurance covers the costs for the acquisition, training and training of the dog. She also pays a monthly lump sum for the maintenance costs.

  • Severe visual impairment or blindness
  • Prescription by the ophthalmologist
  • Species-appropriate accommodation and catering of the dog
  • personal suitability of the dog owner
  • daily spout
  • Holder must have completed mobility training
  • Doctor's prescription indicating the limitation of vision

Assumption of the costs for the acquisition, training and training of the dog as well as a monthly lump sum for the maintenance costs by the health insurance.

The health insurance fund must decide on applications for disability compensation within a period of 2 months from receipt of the application.

You can appeal against the decision of the health insurance company. If the objection is not remedied, you can file a complaint with the competent social court.


Contact your health insurance company.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Reinhardtstraße 28
10117 Berlin, Stadt
Further Authorities
Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer 74 c
50968 Köln, Stadt