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Integration assistance for people with disabilities Granted

The aim of integration assistance is to avoid or alleviate a disability. Their participation in life in the community should be preserved or established.
You will find support in coping with daily life. These include, for example:

  • living
  • finances
  • financial management
  • leisure activities
  • the promotion of private contacts and hobbies,
  • Visits to office (preparation and support), unless the task of a legal guardian
  • Mobility
  • Parenthood
  • Support at school, university or for further training in the profession
  • Support in the daycare center
  • Aid
  • Promoting understanding

The services are individually designed. They are subordinate to the benefits of other social benefits and rehabilitation institutions (e.B health insurance, pension insurance institutions, employment agencies, accident insurance institutions).


The cost of the benefits shall be borne by the competent institution of the integration assistance. Your income or assets may be credited if necessary.  

Process flow

  • You should contact the institution responsible for your integration assistance.
  • There you can ask for advice and support or make an informal application.
  • The competent authority will ask you to fill in a form and submit further documents.
  • The Authority will carry out a participation and/or master plan procedure to identify your individual need for integration assistance.
  • When all the documents are available, the competent authority will check on the basis of your information whether and to what extent you will receive integration assistance.
  • After examining your application, you will receive an approval or rejection notice.

In Lower Saxony, your need for individual support is generally determined with the help of the needs assessment tool (B.E.Ni).

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the institutions responsible for integration assistance.

Responsible for integration assistance to adults: the State of Lower Saxony as the supra-local provider of integration assistance. The state of Lower Saxony has called on the districts, independent cities and the Hanover region for this task.

Responsible for integration assistance services for children and young people with a mental or physical disability: the local provider of integration assistance. This also applies if the young person is still attending a general education school or a day care centre.
 

The local providers of integration assistance are the districts, independent cities and the Hanover region.

In principle, the district or the district-free city in which your place of residence is located are responsible.

Requirements

You can apply for integration assistance if:

  • You have a disability.
  • you are at risk of disability.
  • Your disability restricts you in daily life.

Which documents are required?

  • You must submit an application to the competent authority. This can be informal.
  • The competent authority will ask you to use a form and submit further documentation.

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Applicants do not have to observe any deadlines.

The authority to which the application is made must determine whether it is responsible for the application within two weeks of receipt of the application. If the Authority is not competent, it shall forward the application without delay.

Processing duration

The processing time of the application depends on many different requirements.

Appeal

An objection may be lodged against the decisions of the competent institutions of integration assistance within one month of notification.

After completion of the opposition proceedings by means of a notice of opposition, an action may be brought before the competent social court within one month of notification.

What else should I know?

Further information can be found on the websites of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality and the Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family. In addition, the competent authorities for integration assistance provide information on the services and contact persons on their websites.

State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Supporting institutions

Further point of contact for integration assistance services for adults:

Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family

Domhof 1

D-31134 Hildesheim

Phone: 05121 304-0

fax: 05121 304611

Contact form State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Soziales

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Maresa Hanses
Telephone: 05931 44-1213
Fax: 05931 44-391213
Room:
F 213, EG
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.