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Apply for vocational training allowance

Description

The vocational training allowance (BAB) helps you to cover your living expenses if you are unable to live with your parents during your training. This can be the case, for example, if your apprenticeship is too far away from your parents' home or if you already have your own family and household.

As a rule, you can only receive the vocational training allowance for your first training. In exceptional cases and under strict conditions, however, you can also receive the vocational training allowance for your second training, even if you have already completed your first training. You can also receive vocational training allowance for vocational preparation training measures (BvB) and in the preliminary phase of assisted training (AsA).

If your application is approved, you will receive the vocational training allowance

  • for vocational training: for 18 months
  • for other training measures: for 12 months

Thereafter, your vocational training allowance can be extended if your training or measure has not yet ended. You can also receive the vocational training allowance for shorter periods.

It does not matter whether you are doing in-company or external vocational training. The only important thing is that it is a recognised training occupation. Vocational training in accordance with Part 2 of the Nursing Professions Act is eligible for funding if it is carried out in-house. In principle, training abroad can also be supported with the vocational training allowance, but there are additional requirements for this.

Aid for school-based vocational preparation measures cannot be granted.

How high the BAB will be in your case depends on your income, because this is credited to the BAB. You can even do a mini-job alongside the training without this mini-job counting towards your BAB.

Your parents' income will only be credited if it exceeds certain allowances. This also applies to the income of the person with whom you are married or in a civil partnership. If you take part in a vocational preparation training measure, no income is usually credited.

The vocational training allowance is paid retrospectively on a monthly basis. If you are not entitled to vocational training allowance for the full month, you will receive one thirtieth of the monthly amount for each calendar day.

If you interrupt your training due to illness, you will continue to receive vocational training allowance until the end of the third calendar month following the onset of the illness, at most as long as the training relationship continues. The day of illness is part of this three-month period.

The vocational training allowance is paid as a subsidy, you do not have to repay the benefit.

You can apply for vocational training allowance in writing.

If you would like to submit the application in paper form:

  • You can obtain the application form from the employment agency responsible for you.
  • Fill out the application form and submit it with the other documents to the Employment Agency.
  • The Employment Agency will check your claim. This includes your own income, the income of your parents or that of your spouse or registered partner. In addition, allowances and additional requirements are taken into account.
  • You will then receive a notification.
  • The vocational training allowance is transferred to your account on a monthly basis.

If you would like to submit the application online:

  • Go to the website of the Federal Employment Agency, you will be guided step by step through the application process.
  • Submit the certificates by post or online.
  • The Employment Agency will check your claim. This includes your own income, the income of your parents or that of your spouse or registered partner. In addition, allowances and additional requirements are taken into account.
  • You will then receive a notification.
  • The vocational training allowance is transferred to your account on a monthly basis.

If you would like to submit the application in person on site:

  • You can submit and submit the application in person at the employment agency responsible for you.

In order for you to receive the vocational training allowance, you and your vocational training must be eligible.

Eligible persons:

  • You do not live with your parents during your training and the training company is too far away from your parents' home or you
    • are at least 18 years old or
    • are or have been married, or
    • have at least one child who lives with you.
  • Even if you are not German, you are in principle entitled to vocational training allowance, unless
    • You have a residence permit in accordance with the Asylum Act.
    • They are tolerated and have been allowed, permitted or tolerated in Germany for less than 15 months without interruption.
  • You cannot raise the necessary funds to cover the following costs:
    • Cost of living
    • Travel costs between accommodation and training centre or vocational school
    • Family home trips
    • Workwear
    • Childcare costs

Eligible vocational training:

  • It is your first vocational training or
  • if it is not your first vocational training: you cannot be permanently integrated into your profession in any other way.
  • You are doing vocational training.
    • which is recognised under the Vocational Training Act, the Crafts Code or the Maritime Labour Act
    • or vocational training in accordance with Part 2 of the Nursing Professions Act.
  • You conclude a vocational training contract.

If you have a disability, you can also receive vocational training allowance if:

  • you are doing vocational training which is carried out in deviation from the training regulations for state-recognised training occupations or in special forms for disabled people,
  • you have to extend your training,
  • you repeat the training in whole or in part due to your disability and permanent participation in working life would otherwise not be possible, or
  • you live in the household of your parents or one of your parents.

Additional requirements for vocational preparation training measures:

  • The vocational training measure is carried out on behalf of the Employment Agency

An apprenticeship or vocational preparation measure abroad is eligible for funding as follows:

  • in the case of partial training abroad, if
    • the part of the training abroad does not last longer than 1 year and
    • the part of the training abroad appears to be appropriate in view of the total duration of the training
  • in the case of complete training abroad,
    • if the training abroad is particularly useful to the applicant's professional goal, and
    • it is officially confirmed that training abroad is equivalent to in-company training in Germany
  • in the case of vocational preparation measures that partly take place abroad, if
    • the part abroad does not exceed half of the planned funding period, and
    • the part abroad appears to be appropriate in view of the overall duration of the measure.

For vocational training:

  • Completed application form
  • Your training contract
  • Proof of your income (certificate from the training institution about training allowance)
  • Proof of the income of the parents and, if applicable, of your spouse or registered partner (tax assessment or annual salary certificate for the penultimate calendar year)

Under certain circumstances, the Employment Agency may require further documents.

Your application for vocational training allowance must be submitted before the start of the vocational training or measure.

Note: If you submit the application after the start of the training or the measure, the vocational training allowance can be paid at the earliest from the month in which you submitted the application.

  • Objection to the Employment Agency which issued the decision. Further information on how to file an objection can be found in the respective notice.

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

After the premature termination of a training relationship (termination of training), funding may be granted again if there was a justified reason for the solution.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

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