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Apply for free funding SGB II

With the support services of SGB III and SGB II, there are good opportunities for your job centre to support you in your integration into work. In cases where these funding opportunities are not sufficient, the so-called Free Funding SGB II can provide additional support.

Whether support from the Free Promotion SGB II is necessary and possible in your specific situation and, if so, how it can be designed, is decided by your responsible integration specialist. In principle, both financial benefits and participation in measures can be considered. You have no legal claim to the funding.

Process flow

  • Please discuss your support needs with your responsible integration specialist. To do this, make an appointment as early as possible.
  • You will discuss with your integration specialist whether support from the Free Promotion SGB II is necessary and possible for your integration into the labour market or whether other support services can be used first.
  • If it is possible to receive a benefit from the Free Funding SGB II, your integration specialist will discuss with you what the further procedure looks like and what online options are available for submitting an application.


You can receive benefits from the Free Funding SGB II if

  • You submit an application for this
  • You are entitled to benefits within the meaning of SGB II
  • the other statutory subsidies for integration into work (SGB III or SGB II) alone are not sufficient to promote the same content in the same way.
  • the Free Promotion SGB II does not circumvent or increase the other statutory support benefits for integration into work.
  • no other social service provider (e.g. your municipality or health or pension insurance) is responsible for the funding. This is the case, for example, with
    • municipal integration services (e.g. childcare, debt counselling)
    • Language support provided by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
    • Child and youth welfare services
    • Health insurance or pension insurance benefits

Which documents are required?

Please clarify which documents are specifically required with your responsible integration specialist.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline. Independent funding benefits can only be provided for the period after the application has been submitted.

Processing duration

If all the required documents are complete, your application will usually be processed within a few days.

Applications / forms

Forms available: no
Written form required: no
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: No
Online services available: Yes


  • Contradiction
  • If the objection is unsuccessful, it is possible to file a lawsuit before the Social Court

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on



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competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Arbeit
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes


Telephone: 05931 44-0
responsible for:

Data protection information

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)