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Apply for a disabled person's pass


If you have been assessed as having a degree of disability of at least 50, you can apply for a severely disabled person's pass.

This will be issued for a limited or unlimited period of time, depending on the chances of improvement in your state of health.

If you are a severely disabled person from a non-EU country whose residence permit is temporary, the ID card can only be issued for as long as the residence permit is valid.

With the severely disabled person's ID card, you can prove your status as a severely disabled person as well as claim certain rights and - depending on the type of entry in the card - compensation for disadvantages.

Compensations for disadvantages are, for example

  • special protection against dismissal under employment law
  • Entitlement to additional leave
  • income tax concessions,
  • free transportation on public transport
  • Use of disabled parking spaces
  • Parking concessions
  • Exemption from broadcasting fees
  • Reduced admission to events

The severely disabled person's pass indicates the degree of disability and, if applicable, other health features (characteristics). These characteristics are

  • aG - exceptional walking disability
  • H - helpless within the meaning of the Income Tax Act
  • Bl - blind
  • Gl - deaf
  • RF - Reduction of the broadcasting fee
  • B - Authorization to take an accompanying person with you
  • G - Significant impairment of mobility in road traffic
  • TBl - Deaf-blind

The basic color of the severely disabled person's pass is green. If one of the following signs has been determined: "G", "aG", "H", "Bl" or "Gl", the card is printed in orange. The ID card with the orange imprint allows free transportation on public transport. A valid token is also required for this.

In the event of expiry, loss or change of other important data, you must apply for a new severely disabled person's ID card.

Process flow

You can only apply for a severely disabled person's pass if you have previously been assessed as having a degree of disability of at least 50.

If you apply to the competent authority for a disability certificate, you will automatically be issued with a severely disabled person's pass if you have a degree of disability of at least 50, provided you already have a passport photo.

If this is not the case,

  • you already have an assessment notice or a corresponding administrative or court decision with a degree of disability of at least 50
  • or if your existing severely disabled person's ID card is lost, damaged or expires,

you can apply to the competent authority for a (new) severely disabled person's ID card.

You must send a photo/passport photo of yourself to the relevant office for the card to be issued. The responsible office will check the requirements for issuing the severely disabled person's ID card.

If the requirements are met, it will issue a (new) severely disabled person's ID card and send it to you.

Requirements

  • You have a certificate of disability of at least a degree 50.
  • If you do not have a German passport and come from a non-EU country, you need a valid residence permit.

Which documents are required?

  • Assessment notice of disability of at least degree 50 or corresponding reference number
  • Photo the size of a passport photo (from the age of 10)
  • Valid residence permit in Germany (for foreign citizens from non-EU countries)

What are the fees?

Fee: free of charge

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

What else should I know?

Important: You must write your name, date of birth and the reference number of the authority issuing the ID card on the back of the photo or passport photo.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour, Health and Equality

Professionally released on

23.02.2022

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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