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Apply for vocational training for people with disabilities who are fully incapacitated


You cannot, not yet or not yet be re-employed in the general labour market due to the nature or severity of your disability? Then, under certain conditions, the Federal Employment Agency promotes benefits in the entrance procedure and vocational training area in a recognised workshop for disabled people or with another service provider.

The aim of the funding is to offer you, in particular, appropriate vocational training. Vocational training is based on the conditions of the general labour market and should be carried out as close to the company or as company-based as possible. Your performance should be developed as far as possible in such a way that you can carry out an activity on the general labour market or that you can subsequently take up employment in the field of work, for example in a workshop for disabled people.

In this development process, you will be continuously supported by workshops or other service providers by guiding, supervising, accompanying and training you. If your employment agency is the responsible rehabilitation provider, it will cover the costs.

Accompanying services are at your side throughout the entire process. You ensure your medical, educational, psychological and social care.

The benefits are funded for a maximum of 27 months and are divided into 2 phases: the entrance procedure and the vocational training area.

Entry procedure

The initial procedure clarifies whether the achievements in the field of vocational training and in the future in the field of work will help you to participate in working life. For example, it is determined which areas of work and employment opportunities are suitable for you or whether other vocational training services are also suitable for you. These findings on your performance potential form the basis for the individual nomenclature that is developed for you and with you. The nomenclature contains information about your specific support needs, the support measures and your career prospects.

The funding usually lasts 3 months. The funding period can be shortened to up to 4 weeks.

In the field of vocational education and training, you will receive a vocational qualification that is geared to your individual support needs. For example, you will be taught professional knowledge and skills, such as the handling of materials, tools or machines. This should teach you to carry out professional activities independently. In addition, you will be supported in strengthening your social skills and developing your personality. You can also complete all or part of the vocational training measures in companies in the general labour market, for example through a company internship or on an outsourced vocational training place.

Qualification takes place both through individual measures and through courses. You can help determine the decisions about your individual qualification path.

During the initial procedure and the vocational training area, you are entitled to either transitional allowance or training allowance. In addition, you are insured against health, care, accidents and pensions.

In order to receive benefits in the initial procedure/vocational training area, you must contact your Employment Agency:

  • To do this, make an appointment with the Vocational Rehabilitation and Participation team of your Employment Agency.
    • If you do not yet have a personal contact person at the Employment Agency, make an appointment on the free telephone number 0800 4555500.
  • In a personal interview, you will jointly clarify whether you are eligible for benefits in the initial procedure and in the field of vocational training.
  • If your consultant determines that the support helps you to participate in working life, discuss together the possible alternatives for carrying out these services (for example, in a workshop or with another service provider, as a personal budget).
  • Your consultant will also discuss with you the forms you need to fill out.
  • The Employment Agency registers you with the workshop or with the other service provider. You will then be informed about the concrete start of your participation.
  • You have a disability and your rehabilitation provider is the Federal Employment Agency.
  • Your prospects of participating in or re-participating in working life are permanently significantly reduced due to the nature or severity of your disability and you therefore need help to participate in working life.
    • Or: You are threatened with a disability with the same professional consequences.
  • Due to the nature or severity of their disabilities, they cannot, not yet or have not yet returned to work in the general labour market.
  • It is to be expected that you will be able to do at least a "minimum of economically viable work" following the vocational training measures.

Further requirements:

  • You do not have an extraordinary need for care and/or care.
  • You do not endanger yourself or others through your social behavior (influenced by the disability).

When contacting your consultant, please ask which documents you need.

Processing usually takes several weeks. Once the service has been approved, the aim is to ensure that the start of the measure takes place as soon as possible in coordination with the provider.

Forms: none
Online procedure possible: no
Written form required: no
Personal appearance necessary: yes

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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