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Applying for medical rehabilitation benefits according to SGB IX


People with disabilities and people at risk of disability are entitled to medical rehabilitation called REHA for short.

REHA serves to avert, eliminate, reduce or compensate for disabilities, including chronic diseases. The rehabilitation measures are intended to improve the quality of life. REHA helps to avoid restrictions on earning capacity and the need for care. If possible, people can pursue a profession again or continue after rehabilitation. They should not be dependent on social benefits.


Medical rehabilitation services include:

• Treatment by doctors, dentists and other health professionals, including guidance to develop their own healing powers,

• early detection and early intervention for children with disabilities and children at risk of disability,

• medicinal products and dressings,

• remedies including physical, speech and occupational therapy,



• Stress testing and occupational therapy.


In case of disability or chronic illness:

• Medical, psychological and educational assistance, insofar as these services are necessary in individual cases

• assistance in coping with illness and disability,

• Aids to activate self-help potentials,

• Information and advice for partners and relatives as well as superiors and colleagues, if the beneficiaries agree,

• Establishing contacts with local self-help and counselling facilities,

• Assistance for mental stabilisation and the promotion of social competence, including training of social and communicative skills and dealing with crisis situations

Contact a rehabilitation provider:

  • Federal Employment Agency,
  • statutory pension insurance DRV,
  • statutory health insurance funds,
  • statutory accident insurance,
  • providers of war victim care and war victim care,
  • Providers of public child and youth welfare
  • Social assistance institutions.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

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