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Apply for individual grants for participation in working life


You can apply for supplementary support benefits in individual cases if it is necessary to take up a training or job due to the nature or severity of your disability. Individual funding is, for example:

  • Motor vehicle aid
  • Work assistance
  • Technical work aids
  • aid
  • loss of earnings
  • Housing assistance

If the Employment Agency is your responsible rehabilitation provider and you meet the requirements for funding, it will bear the costs.

Information on the respective individual funding:

Motor vehicle aid

There are different benefits that you can apply for:

  • Subsidy for the procurement of a motor vehicle
  • Assumption of the costs for additional equipment due to disability and repairs of the additional equipment
  • Cost subsidy for the acquisition of a driver's license
  • Services in cases of hardship, such as a subsidy to transport costs incurred, for example, by transport services

The subsidies for the purchase of a motor vehicle and for the driver's license depend on the amount of your income. The costs for additional equipment necessary due to disability are covered in full by the Employment Agency.

When buying a motor vehicle, you will receive a maximum of EUR 9,500 of the purchase price. An exception exists if you absolutely need a motor vehicle with a higher purchase price due to the type and severity of the disability.

Alternatively, you can also receive subsidies for transport costs as part of the hardship regulation. As a rule, there is an own contribution.

Work assistance

You can basically participate in working life, but need support in the exercise of your employment due to your disability? Then the work assistance will help you to fulfil your professional duties.

The work assistance goes beyond occasional handouts. In terms of time and activity, it is a regularly recurring support for severely disabled people. You have to perform the actual work yourself. Short-term and irregular aid is not covered.

The aim of the benefit is to ensure that you get a job subject to social security contributions. The costs of the work assistance are covered by the responsible rehabilitation provider for a period of up to 3 years. Even in the event of changing jobs, they have this overall claim. If you continue to need a work assistant after the maximum funding period has expired, the Integration Office is responsible for the accompanying assistance in working life.

In order to simplify the administrative process, however, the integration offices take over the execution of the service from the outset.

Technical work aids

Technical work aids are devices and devices that equip a workplace for the disabled. They are intended to compensate for disability-related disadvantages.

Examples of technical work aids:

  • Screen reader
  • One-handed keyboard
  • orthopedic office chair

Technical aids are tailored to your individual needs at the workplace. Since the sponsored items become your property, you can take them with you when you change jobs.


Support in the context of participation in working life is about aids that are necessary because of the nature and severity of your disability.

  • for training or professional practice,
  • to participate in a benefit for participation in working life or
  • to increase safety on the way to work or at work.

The aids include, for example, orthopaedic safety shoes or orthopaedic foot protection if they are only necessary for activities in a particular profession or vocational training.

loss of earnings

You or a person required to accompany you must go to an educational measure or to the presentation at a new job. And this is only possible during the usual working hours? Then you or your companion get a possible loss of earnings compensated.

Housing assistance

The benefits of housing assistance include financial assistance for

  • the cost of procurement,
  • the equipment as well as
  • the preservation of a handicapped accessible apartment.

You should be able to reach the location of your vocational training or your workplace as barrier-free and independent as possible. The specific services depend on your personal situation and needs.

If, due to your disability, you need support with professional integration or to secure an existing job, you could be eligible for individual funding.

In order to receive individual funding, you must contact your employment agency:

  • Make an appointment with the professional rehabilitation and participation team of your employment agency.
  • If you do not yet have a personal contact person, make an appointment via the service hotline.
  • In a personal conversation, they clarify together whether individual funding is an option for you.
  • If your advisor determines that the support helps you to participate in working life, this person will discuss the next steps with you.
  • Your consultant will also discuss with you the forms you need to fill out.
  • If the Federal Employment Agency is not responsible in your case, it will forward your application to the appropriate rehabilitation provider.

In order for you to be eligible for individual support for professional participation, the following general requirements must be met:

  • You have a disability and the Federal Employment Agency is your responsible rehabilitation provider.
  • Your prospects of participating or participating in working life are permanently reduced because of the nature or severity of your disability. Or you are threatened with a disability with the same professional consequences.
  • You must contact your Employment Agency for reimbursement or granting of grants before any expenses or expenses are incurred.

In addition, you may have to observe special requirements for the respective funding:

Motor vehicle assistance:

  • You are dependent on a motor vehicle for the daily journey between home and work or training place or educational institution, because you cannot travel this distance on foot, by public transport or otherwise because of your disability.

Work assistance:

  • They must be severely disabled. This means you have a degree of disability of at least 50.
  • The support is necessary to obtain a job or training place.
  • The need for assistance by a personal assistant must go beyond occasional handouts.
  • In addition, it must be a regularly recurring support in terms of time and activity.

Technical aids:

  • You need the technical work assistance because of the nature and severity of your disability to practice or train and
  • the technical work aid serves exclusively for participation in working life.


  • They need the aid to compensate for a disability for a particular job or for a special form of professional practice or training. You do not need it for other professional activities.
  • Your employer or a provider of medical rehabilitation is not primarily obliged to provide this benefit.

loss of earnings

  • Your loss of earnings or the loss of earnings of a required accompanying person is unavoidable. The journey can therefore only take place during the usual working hours.

Housing assistance:

  • A promotion of housing assistance benefits presupposes that you have a job-related need.

Please ask your consultant which documents you need in detail.

The processing usually takes several weeks.

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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