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There are 59 services for Securing livelihoods and government support

Securing livelihoods and government support

The government can provide people with more than just social allowance or basic security. In this area you will find additional information about support for people on low incomes.

Services:

Apply for a certificate of eligibility for housing

If you are looking for a subsidized apartment (social housing) and have a low income, you can apply for a Wohnberechtigungsschein (WBS).

Apply for a citizen's allowance

If you do not have enough money to cover your own living expenses, you can apply for citizen's allowance.

Apply for a housing benefit increase

If your total income has decreased or the number of household members has increased, you can apply for a housing benefit increase.

Apply for a loan in certain acute emergency situations

If you receive citizen's allowance, you can apply for a loan from the Jobcenter in acute emergency situations if you are unable to pay an amount that is actually covered by your standard needs and you cannot defer payment.

Apply for a loan or needs-based grant for training

If you find yourself in a financial emergency situation during your training, you can receive a loan or grant from the Jobcenter under certain conditions.

Apply for a subsidy from the Employment Agency for internship remuneration for young people who are to be prepared for in-company vocational training as part of an introductory qualification program

If you would like to introduce young people to vocational training in your company via a paid internship, you can apply for a subsidy for internship remuneration.

Apply for a subsidy from the Jobcenter for internship remuneration for young people who are to be prepared for in-company vocational training as part of an introductory training program

If you would like to introduce young people to vocational training in your company through a paid internship, you can apply for a subsidy towards the internship allowance.

Apply for an education loan

If you need financial support for your school education or your studies, you can apply for a temporary low-interest education loan under certain conditions.

Apply for an education voucher

If you are unemployed and want to continue your education, you can get an education voucher under certain conditions. With an education voucher, the Federal Employment Agency...

Apply for assistance for the elderly

As part of the care for the elderly , you as an elderly person receive a wide range of information and support: Advice on all questions of life, Pointing out offers of help, ...

Apply for basic income support in old age and in the event of reduced earning capacity (social assistance)

If your income in old age (pension) or in the event of a full reduction in earning capacity is not sufficient to cover your basic living costs, you can apply for basic income support.

Apply for basic training for people with severe visual or hearing impairments

If you have a severe visual or hearing impairment, you first have to learn how to deal with the new situation. With basic training, you can learn special skills that you will need at work and in everyday life.

Apply for child supplement

If you as parents earn enough income for yourself, but your income is not enough or only just enough for the whole family, you can apply for the child supplement.

Apply for compensation under the Infection Protection Act for additional expenses incurred during periods of lost earnings

Do you have additional expenses due to loss of earnings and your livelihood is at risk? Find out here how you can be reimbursed for these additional expenses.

Apply for compensation under the Infection Protection Act in the event of quarantine or prohibition of activity

You are no longer allowed to work due to infection control and have a loss of earnings as a result? Find out here how you will be reimbursed for loss of earnings.

Apply for education and participation benefits for children, young people or young adults in receipt of citizen's allowance

Children, adolescents and young adults who receive citizen's allowance or social assistance or whose parents receive child supplement or housing benefit can generally receive benefits from the education package.

Apply for funding to participate in educational programs for young adults receiving basic income support

If you need financial support to take part in school activities, tutoring, meals and transportation, you can receive benefits for education and participation under certain conditions.

Apply for help to overcome special social difficulties

If you find yourself in a difficult situation you can
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Apply for housing security and homelessness assistance

The main task of homelessness assistance is to help people in particularly difficult social situations, in financial emergencies or with housing issues. Comprehensive advice,...

Apply for insolvency allowance

If your employer is insolvent and can no longer pay your wages, you can apply for insolvency benefits.

Apply for integration subsidy at the employment agency

If you hire people in your company who are not yet performing at full capacity at the start of employment, you can apply for subsidies to cover wage costs.

Apply for integration subsidy at the job center

If you hire people in your company who are not yet performing at full capacity at the start of employment, you can apply for subsidies to cover wage costs.

Apply for municipal integration services

If you are receiving Bürgergeld and are having difficulty finding a job due to your personal life situation, you can take advantage of counseling and support services at your responsible job center.

Apply for one-off benefits

Relocation, pregnancy, birth: if you lack the money for certain situations in your life, you can apply for one-off benefits.

Apply for reimbursement for school trips

In order to relieve the financial burden on parents and guardians with at least three children, the state of Saxony-Anhalt contributes to the costs of school trips. You will...

Apply for seasonal short-time allowance

If your company belongs to the construction industry or an equivalent company and you lose work during the so-called bad weather period, you can partially compensate for your employees' loss of earnings with seasonal short-time allowance.

Apply for subsidies for the training and employment of people with disabilities at the Employment Agency

If you train or further train people with disabilities and severely disabled people in your company, you can receive a subsidy towards their training pay. If you subsequently employ severely disabled people on a permanent basis, you can receive a wage subsidy.

Apply for subsidies for the training and employment of people with disabilities at the Jobcenter

If you train or further train people with disabilities and severely disabled people in your company, you can receive a subsidy towards their training pay. If you subsequently employ severely disabled people on a permanent basis, you can receive a wage subsidy.

Apply for subsistence assistance (social assistance)

If your income or assets are not sufficient to cover your necessary living expenses, you will receive assistance with living expenses (social assistance) under certain conditions.

Apply for support for the training and employment of severely disabled people

As a company, you can receive subsidies or advice on how to maintain or create jobs and training positions for severely disabled people.

Apply for the funeral costs to be covered

If you are obliged to cover the funeral costs of a deceased person even though you do not have the financial means to do so yourself, you can apply to the social welfare provider to have the costs covered.

Apply for training allowance

As a person with disabilities, you can receive training allowance to cover your living costs if you take part in certain training measures.

Apply for transitional allowance for people with disabilities

As a person with disabilities, you may receive transitional benefits to help cover your living expenses if you participate in certain educational activities.

Apply for unemployment benefit

If you lose your job or training place, you can apply for unemployment benefit to ensure that you are financially secure.

Apply for vocational training allowance

If you do not live with your parents during your training, you can apply for vocational training allowance to cover your living expenses.

Applying for compensation under the Infection Protection Act for childcare

Your child is affected by a school or daycare closure and you can therefore no longer work? Find out here how you will be reimbursed for the loss of earnings.

Applying for compensation under the Infection Protection Act for reimbursement of uncovered operating expenses

You had to close your business or practice due to a ban or quarantine? Here you will find information on how to reimburse the ongoing uncovered operating costs.

Applying for education and participation for children, adolescents and young adults

If you need financial support for participation in school, day-care centres, day-care centres and leisure as well as meals and transport, you can receive benefits for education and participation under certain conditions.

Applying for housing benefit for the first time or again

If you only have a low income, you can apply for housing benefit to reduce your housing costs.

Applying for pension compensation for surviving spouses from statutory accident insurance in the event of remarriage

As a surviving dependant, you will receive a settlement from the statutory accident insurance instead of a pension if you remarry or enter into a new civil partnership.

Applying for voluntary unemployment insurance

If you are not compulsorily insured under the unemployment insurance scheme, you may apply for insurance on a voluntary basis under certain conditions.

Assistance towards living expenses (SGB XII) Approval for minors in foster care

Minor children who live in another family (foster family or relatives) can receive benefits to secure their livelihood in accordance with SGB XII in order to secure the necessary livelihood of the foster child. Foster carers can also receive these benefits.

Benefits for social participation in statutory accident insurance

If your equal social participation is at risk as a result of an accident at work or on the way to work or a recognized occupational disease, you can receive benefits for social participation.

Contact initial reception centres and emergency shelters

Women's shelters provide protection, counselling, accompaniment and support to every woman and her children threatened or affected by psychological, physical and/or sexual and...

Cost absorption for participation in a work trial or clarification of occupational aptitude

In order for people with disabilities to receive support for labor market integration, their occupational aptitude may need to be determined in advance or a work trial conducted. The employment agency pays the individual participation costs.

Maternity benefit helpline

The hotline of the Maternity Benefit Office informs you about: Conditions for eligibility for maternity benefit necessary documents Procedure for submitting an application ...

Open a basic account

Would you like to open a basic account? Find out more here.

Purchase a discounted local transport ticket

Local public transport (ÖPNV) offers everyone transportation by public transport, primarily by bus and streetcar. Local public transport is defined as follows: the majority o...

Receive aid for surviving dependants in agricultural accident insurance

As a survivor or surviving dependant, you can receive benefits from the agricultural accident insurance. This is possible if your relative or dependant has not died as a result of an insured event.

Receive child injury benefit from statutory accident insurance

Your child had an accident at kindergarten or school and therefore has to be cared for by you at home? If so, you can receive child injury benefit under certain conditions.

Receive injury benefit from the statutory accident insurance

If you are unable to work due to an accident at work or an occupational disease, you will receive injury benefit.

Receive pension from statutory accident insurance

If you are reduced in your earning capacity after an accident at work or due to an occupational disease, you will receive a pension from the statutory accident insurance.

Receive transitional allowance from statutory accident insurance during occupational rehabilitation

If you are taking part in qualified measures for participation in working life (occupational rehabilitation) as a result of an accident at work or commuting accident or a recognized occupational disease and are not receiving a salary, you will receive a transitional allowance.

Receiving an orphan's pension from the statutory accident insurance fund

If your parent has died as a result of an insurance accident, you will receive an orphan's pension from the statutory accident insurance under certain conditions.

Report significant changes for housing benefit such as number of household members, rent, charges or income

If you already receive housing benefit, you must report certain changes in your personal circumstances.

Submit application for continued housing allowance

To ensure that there is no interruption in housing allowance payments, you should submit an application for continued housing allowance payments 2 months before the end of the allowance period.

Using diagnostic measures for people with disabilities to check occupational suitability

If you have a disability, you can receive supportive services for participation in working life. However, your occupational aptitude may first have to be determined or you may have to undergo a work trial.

If persons insured by law have died in connection with the insured activity, the surviving widows or widowers will receive a widow's or widower's pension as long as they have not remarried.