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Applying for support for the training and employment of severely disabled people

As a company, do you need support in order to maintain the jobs of severely disabled employees or employees with equivalent status or to be able to create new jobs or training places?

Then you have the following options:

  • You will seek advice from the competent authority.
  • You apply for financial benefits.

You can apply for the following benefits:

  • Compensation for extraordinary burdens for companies (employment security subsidy)
  • Disability-friendly furnishing or equipping of workplaces, training places and the working environment
  • Investments to create a new job or apprenticeship
  • Bonuses for the introduction of a company integration management system (BEM)
  • Bonuses and subsidies for the cost of vocational training
  • other disability-friendly employment measures, such as qualification measures

The competent authority determines the scope of funding individually and depending on the required service.

The actual amount of funding is determined by the circumstances of the individual case.

Process flow

First of all, the application is examined. If necessary, the competent authority will request any missing, necessary documents. As soon as the documents are complete, a company visit usually takes place.

After that, the decision is issued. A call-off period is set for certain types of services. During this time, the implementation of the measure and the submission of the invoice are to take place.

Who should I contact?

The social welfare authority or the integration or inclusion office is responsible.


The person on whose behalf you are applying for the benefits must be in an employment relationship subject to social security contributions or in a civil service relationship of at least 15 hours/week.

The person for whom you are applying for benefits must be severely disabled or treated as such within the meaning of SGB IX.

Which documents are required?

  • Assessment notice of the recognised disability of the person for whom benefits are applied for

  • Severely disabled person's ID card or equality notice from the person for whom benefits are applied for

  • Proof of existing employment or civil servant status (employment contract, certificate of appointment)

  • Where applicable, estimates of the measures envisaged

  • Description of the problem/description of needs

What are the fees?

Fee: free of charge

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines for the applications to be submitted. In the case of the labour market programme "Work without obstacles", which is only valid in Lower Saxony, the application must be submitted to the Integration Office no later than twelve months after the employment has taken place.

Processing duration

There is no legal deadline for processing. After submission of the complete documents, the decision is usually issued after 6-8 weeks at the latest.


Appeal to the competent administrative court.

Technically approved by

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

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competent Bodies

Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Soziales, Jugend und Familie
Postal address: Post Office Box 10 08 44 , 31108 Hildesheim
Address: Domhof 1 , 31134 Hildesheim
Telephone: 05121 304-0
Fax: 05121 304-611
Transport Connection:
Station "Bohlweg" oder "Schuhstr."
Bus: 1,2,4 und 5
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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