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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for support for re-entry into working life


You can take advantage of benefits to participate in working life if you have health problems that prevent you from exercising your profession. You can

  • receive measures or aids that enable you to resume or continue to pursue your profession, or
  • Benefits to change your profession.

What support you receive depends on your case. It is important that the measure helps you to be able to pursue your or another profession.

You can get the following support for the exercise of your profession:

  • Motor vehicle assistance: subsidies for the purchase of a car and/or for the disabled equipment of your car, for example for
    • the purchase of a car: up to EUR 9,500 or
    • Costs for the handicapped-accessible conversion of an existing car: complete.
  • the costs of arrival and departure for an educational measure,
  • a work assistant, i.e. a person who supports you in the execution of your job. The costs will be covered for a maximum of three years. If you then have further needs, the Integration Office will finance the work assistance,
  • cost of aids,
    • which you need to practice your profession and/or
    • which you need for the way to your workplace or for participation in a measure that contributes to professional participation, as well as
  • Costs for technical work aids, for example screen readers or software.

If you are no longer able to practice your profession, you can receive support for taking up activities:

  • Start-up grant: If you want to start a business, you will receive a grant for it. Your independent work must match your clinical picture and secure you an income.
  • Benefits in a recognised workshop for disabled people (WfbM): An activity in a WfbM is considered if the general labour market is closed to you due to the severity of your disability and you can only carry out an appropriate activity within the protected framework of a WfbM.
  • Services for vocational adaptation, retraining, training, further education or vocational preparation. If you need support from accompanying help (for example, medical, psychological or social care), this will be taken into account when choosing the institution.

You cannot receive a benefit for participation in working life if you

  • because of an accident at work, an occupational disease or damage caused by third parties, they are entitled to a similar benefit from another rehabilitation institution (for example, from the accident insurance),
  • Civil servant, soldier or judge – please contact your competent integration office to find out from whom you can receive benefits,
  • have already received or have applied for an old-age pension (at least two thirds of the full pension),
  • have left the labour force permanently and receive, for example, a company pension benefit until the beginning of the old-age pension, or
  • are in pre-trial detention or in the process of executing a custodial sentence.

If you want to work despite health problems, you can receive financial support for this, for example for aids or measures.

You must apply for the participation benefit from the pension insurance company responsible for you:

  • You can submit the application online on the website of the German Pension Insurance:
    • Without registration, you can fill out the application online and send it to the German Pension Insurance. You still have to send the signature sheet by post.
    • With your identity card, residence title or electronic signature card, you can fill out the application directly online and send it paperlessly.
  • Alternatively, you can also download the necessary application forms on the Internet.
  • When submitting your application, the information and advice centres as well as the insured elders of the pension insurance are also helpful.
  • In addition, you can also submit the application to the health insurance companies or the insurance offices.
  • After submitting your application, you will receive a letter of admission or rejection.

When downloading the application, please note the following information:

  • Download the form "Application for benefits for participation for insured persons – rehabilitation application" (form G0100) on the website of the German Pension Insurance and print it out.
  • Fill out the form.
  • At point 1 ("Requested benefit"), tick the following depending on your case:
    • "Benefits for participation in working life (vocational rehabilitation)",
    • "motor vehicle aid" and/or
    • "Aids and technical aids which are necessary for the exercise of the profession due to disability".
  • Also fill out the forms that are important for the service you are requesting. The necessary forms can be found under point 1 to the right of the service.

You can receive benefits for participation in working life from the pension insurance if you

  • are insured for at least 15 years in the statutory pension insurance (so-called "waiting period of 15 years") or
  • receive a pension due to reduced earning capacity, or
  • receive a large widow's/widower's pension due to reduced earning capacity, or
  • without these benefits, a pension due to reduced earning capacity would have to be paid by the pension insurance, or
  • have received a medical benefit for rehabilitation from the pension insurance immediately before, which alone is not sufficient for the desired rehabilitation success.

Receive from your local pension insurance

Forms: yes
Online procedure possible: yes
Written form required: no
Personal appearance necessary: usually no

Application portal "eAntrag" of the German Pension Insurance

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Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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