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Integration assistance for mentally handicapped children and young people

In contrast to the aid for education, the law does not tie the claim to the person entitled to care, but to the child or the young person himself.

Children or adolescents are entitled to integration assistance if 1.) their mental health is likely to deviate from the typical state of their age for more than six months and (2)) therefore their participation in life in society is impaired or such impairment is to be expected.

In order to determine the deviation from mental health, the public youth welfare institution must obtain the opinion of a child and adolescent psychiatrist or therapist.

The overall technical responsibility for the decision and granting of assistance in accordance with Section 35 a sGB VIII lies with the local youth welfare agency.
The aid will be provided according to the needs of the

  1. in an outpatient form,
  2. in day care facilities for children or in other semi-stationary facilities,
  3. by suitable carers and
  4. facilities by day and night and other forms of housing.

The basis for the legal claims for assistance in accordance with Section 35a of the Social Code - Eighth Book (SGB VIII) is the classification of mental disorders according to the applicable International Classification of Mental Disorders, as required by the World Health Organization (ICD-10).

The aid under Section 35a sGB VIII is aimed at children and adolescents and ends at the age of 18. Young adults who are mentally disabled or at risk of such a disability are therefore not entitled under Section 35a SGB VIII. For this group of people, assistance for young adults is eligible under SGB VIII or integration assistance for mentally handicapped persons (adults) in accordance with Section 53 SGB XII. This act of performance also integrates the (threatening) mental disability.

Young people who have reached the age of 15 can, as opposed to help with education, submit and pursue their own applications for benefits. However, the consent of persons entitled to care for persons with regard to the residence provision is required if assistance is granted outside the family.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the youth office of the district or the district-free city.

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the appropriate body.

What are the fees?

The youth welfare office finances integration assistance for mentally handicapped children and young people. This provides the services itself or assumes the costs agreed with the institutions. The use of the costs incurred will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

No deadlines need to be observed.

What else should I know?

Applications for integration assistance for mentally handicapped children and young people should be submitted to the competent authority.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Jugend

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:
Edeltraud Landwehr
Telephone: 05931 44-1409
Room:
D 409
responsible for:

Data protection information

Stadt Haren (Ems) - Fachbereich 1 - Bildung, Kultur und Soziales

Address: Neuer Markt 1, 49733 Haren (Ems)

Telephone: 05932 8-0
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 40, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Sturm
Address: Neuer Markt 1, 49733 Haren (Ems)
Telephone: 05932 8-276
Fax: 05932 8-282
Room:
Zimmer 07 // EG
responsible for:

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)

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