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There are 52 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 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 or needs grant for training

If you find yourself in a financial emergency during your education, you can get a loan or grant 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 education, you can apply for an education loan. The education loan supports you in financing your school education or your studies. The...

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 benefits for the integration of self-employed persons

If you receive Citizen's Allowance and would like to become self-employed or are already self-employed, your Jobcenter can support you with necessary purchases of material goods and with free advice and training.

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 citizen's allowance

If you do not have enough money available to finance your necessary livelihood yourself, then you can apply for citizen's money.

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

You have additional expenses due to the loss of earnings and your existence is endangered? Find out here how these additional expenses can be reimbursed to you.

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 free funding SGB II

If you have further, labor market-related support needs in addition to the other legally regulated support services for integration into work, you can apply for benefits from the so-called Free Support SGB II in individual cases.

Apply for help to overcome special social difficulties

If you find yourself in a difficult situation you can
the counseling for help to overcome special social difficulties
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Apply for housing allowance

Here you can find out whether you are entitled to housing benefit and how to apply for it.

Apply for housing security and homeless assistance

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

Apply for insolvency money

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

Apply for loans in certain acute emergency situations

If you receive a citizen's allowance, you can apply for a loan from the job center in acute emergencies if you cannot pay an amount that should be covered by your regular needs and you cannot postpone the payment.

Apply for one-time benefits

Moving, pregnancy, childbirth: If you don't have the money for certain situations in your life, you can apply for one-off benefits.

Apply for payment of rent arrears to secure accommodation

If you have rent debts, you can receive financial help to avoid homelessness and advice on accommodation if you have lost your home.

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 start-up money

If you receive Citizen's Allowance and you want to become self-employed or take up employment subject to social insurance contributions, you can receive an introductory allowance under certain conditions.

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 for your necessary livelihood, you will receive subsistence assistance (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 do not have the financial means to cover the costs of burying a deceased person in the family, you can apply 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.

Apply for voluntary continued insurance in the unemployment insurance scheme

If you are no longer compulsorily insured under the unemployment insurance scheme, you can continue to be insured on a voluntary basis under certain conditions.

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.

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.

Housing benefit change

Under certain conditions, the amount of your housing benefit may change.

Here's when it happens.

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.

Overview of unemployment benefit and unemployment benefit II

What is unemployment benefit? What is Unemployment Benefit II? What do I have to consider? If you're looking for the most important answers to these questions, you've come to the...

Provide evidence of benefits from the support of needy children, adolescents, and young adults to participate in educational, cultural, and social opportunities if the applicant receives citizen's benefits

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

Purchase a discounted public transport ticket

Local public transport (ÖPNV) offers all people transport by public transport, especially by bus and tram. Local transport is defined as follows: the majority of passengers...

Receive funding for activation and professional integration measures from the job center

If you receive basic security benefits, you can be supported by measures that make it easier for you to (re)enter the world of work.

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.

Widow's and widower's pensions for surviving dependants under statutory accident insurance

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.