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Applying for vocational training allowance

Description

The vocational training allowance (BAB) helps you to cover your living expenses if you cannot 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 vocational training allowance for your second apprenticeship, even if you have already completed your first training. You can also receive vocational training allowance for pre-vocational training measures (BvB) and in the preliminary phase of assisted training (AsA).

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

  • in the case of vocational training: 18 months
  • for other educational activities: 12 months

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

It does not matter whether you are doing in-company or extra-company vocational training. The only important thing is that it is a recognised training occupation. Vocational training according to Part 2 of the Nursing Professions Act is eligible for funding if it is carried out on a company-by-company basis. In principle, training abroad can also be supported with the vocational training allowance, but there are additional prerequisites 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 will be credited to the BAB. You can even do a mini-job alongside your training without this mini-job being counted 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 pre-vocational training measure, no income is usually taken into account.

The vocational training allowance is paid monthly in arrears. 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, for a maximum of as long as the apprenticeship continues. The date of illness is part of this three-month period.

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

You can apply for vocational training allowance in writing.

If you wish 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 will be transferred to your account on a monthly basis.

If you want to apply online:

  • Go to the website of the Federal Employment Agency, you will be guided step by step through the application.
  • Submit the proof 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 will be 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 to receive the vocational training allowance, you and your vocational training must be eligible.

Eligible group of 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 living with you.
  • Even if you are not German, you are in principle entitled to vocational training allowance, unless
    • You have a residence permit under the Asylum Act.
    • They are tolerated and have been permitted, permitted or tolerated in Germany for less than 15 months without interruption.
  • They cannot raise the necessary funds to cover:
    • Cost of living
    • Travel costs between accommodation and training centre or vocational school
    • Family trips home
    • 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 the 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 undergoing vocational training that deviates from the training regulations for state-recognised training occupations or in special forms for disabled people,
  • you need to extend your training,
  • you repeat all or part of your training 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 prerequisite for pre-vocational training:

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

Training or pre-vocational training abroad is eligible 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 appropriate in view of the overall duration of the training
  • in the case of complete training abroad,
    • if the training abroad is particularly conducive 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 pre-vocational training partly taking place abroad, if
    • the part abroad does not exceed half of the planned funding period and
    • the part abroad appears appropriate in view of the overall duration of the action.

For vocational training:

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

Under certain circumstances, the Employment Agency may request 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 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 that issued the decision. Further information on how to file an objection can be found in the respective notification.

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

After the premature termination of an apprenticeship (termination of training), funding may be renewed if there was a legitimate reason for the termination.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

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