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Apply for transitional allowance for people with disabilities


They receive transitional allowance as a subsistence benefit in connection with a special benefit for participation in working life, for example for participation in a further training measure in a special institution for disabled people.

Your previous gross salary is usually the basis for the calculation.

The amount of your transitional allowance also depends on your personal situation, for example

  • whether you have a child or a stepchild admitted to your household, or
  • whether your spouse/partner living with you in a home community cannot work because he or she cares for you or needs care for you himself.

Even in the case of a part-time measure, you will receive the transitional allowance in full.

You can receive the transitional allowance for the entire duration of your measure.

If you can no longer participate in the measure for health reasons alone, but are expected to participate again, the transitional allowance will continue to be paid for up to 6 weeks, but at the latest until the day of the scheduled end of the measure.

For absences for reasons other than health, you are only entitled to transitional allowance if the Employment Agency acknowledges an important reason for the interruption of participation. Important reasons include, for example:

  • Marriage
  • Birth of a child
  • Change of residence
  • Attending a court date.

The transitional allowance is paid monthly retrospectively as a subsidy.

You will be supported by the Federal Employment Agency in your vocational rehabilitation if no other rehabilitation provider is responsible.

If you wish to apply for the transitional allowance in connection with a vocational integration measure, proceed as follows:

  • Make an appointment for a consultation with your employment agency.
  • In a personal interview, you will discuss the possibilities for your professional integration with your consultant. Your consultant will check your requirements together with you and determine the necessary measures and services.
  • If you are entitled to a transitional allowance in connection with a measure to participate in working life, you will receive the necessary forms after the consultation.
  • Fill out the forms and submit them with the necessary documents to the Employment Agency.
  • You will then receive a notification.

As a rule, you are entitled to a transitional allowance if the following conditions apply to you:

  • They have a disability and need special support in their integration into working life.
  • You will participate in one of the following actions:
    • Vocational training
    • vocational preparation, including the necessary basic training,
    • individual in-company qualification within the framework of "Supported Employment",
    • measure in the entrance procedure or vocational training area of a workshop for disabled people or with another service provider, or
    • continuing vocational training.
  • For the period of the last 3 years (previous period of employment), one of the following conditions applies to you:
    • They were covered by social security for at least 12 months.
    • You are entitled to unemployment benefit under SGB III and are currently applying for it.
    • They are entitled to unemployment benefits under the Soldiers' Pension Act (SVG).

There are the following exceptions:

  • If you are a returnee or a returnee with disabilities, you do not have to limit the previous employment period to 3 years.
  • The conditions of the pre-employment period can be omitted altogether if you have taken part in the last year before the start of the measure
    • have obtained a training qualification at a vocational school or other vocational training institution and this training corresponds to vocational training in a recognised training occupation, or
    • have obtained an examination certificate which has been treated as equivalent to the final certificate of vocational training in a recognised training occupation.

When contacting your consulting specialist, please ask which documents you need in addition to the questionnaire for transitional allowance and participation costs.

When submitting the questionnaire for transitional allowance and participation costs

  • before the start of the measure about 1 month after the start of the measure
  • after the start of the measure about 1 month

Forms: on request
Online procedure possible: no
Written form required: yes
Personal appearance required: no

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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