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Apply for reimbursement of costs for trial employment of people with disabilities at the job centre


People with disabilities or severely disabled people should have the opportunity to prove their strengths and abilities on the labour market. With a trial employment, you as a company can make it easier to enter or re-enter professional life. During this time, all participants can try out the cooperation in a fixed-term employment relationship for a period of up to 3 months.

The costs you incur as part of this trial employment can be reimbursed by the Federal Employment Agency. These usually include

  • wage costs, including employers' social security contributions, and
  • other benefits based on statutory or collective agreements
  • Allocations and contributions to the employers' liability insurance association

Responsible is the job center in whose district the person you want to employ for probation has his main residence or habitual residence at the beginning of the trial employment relationship. The job centre is also responsible for existing employment relationships if the person you want to employ as a trial receives additional benefits under the Second Book of the Social Code (SGB II).

You can apply in person, by telephone, in writing or online (before taking up temporary probationary employment).

For the online application:

  • Go to the "eServices" portal on the website of the Federal Employment Agency.
  • Log in with your user ID and call up the application.
  • Complete the application, upload the required documents and submit the application.
  • Your job centre will check your application and your documents. You will receive a notification of the decision on your application.

If you apply otherwise:

  • Contact your contact person at the job centre.
  • The responsible job centre will check your application and, if necessary, send you further documents.
  • You will receive a notification as to whether your application has been approved as well as documents for the final invoice.

You can find the department of the Federal Employment Agency responsible for you via the service finder.

  • The person you want to hire as a trial is
    • persons with disabilities or
    • severely disabled or
    • severely disabled persons.
  • Trial employment
    • can improve the possibility of participation in working life, or
    • leads to the fact that the person can participate fully and permanently in working life.
  • Fixed-term trial employment contract
  • If applicable, severely disabled person's pass and/or equal opportunities notice
  • Registration for social security

Make sure that you must submit the application before the trial employment begins.

Objection to the job centre that issued the decision. Further information on how to file an objection can be found in the respective notification.

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

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

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