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Disability Equality with severely disabled people

You can be treated in the same way as severely disabled persons if the determined degree of your disability is at least 30 but less than 50. With equality, you basically have the same status as severely disabled people. This means that the same provisions apply to you, for example:

  • special protection against dismissal
  • Workplace equipment aids
  • Support by special specialist services
  • Employment incentives for employers (such as wage subsidies)

It does not include additional leave, free transport and special pension conditions.

You may be able to secure your job with equality. This applies if, for example, it is endangered by:

  • frequent absences due to disability
  • lower load capacity
  • limited professional and/or regional mobility

Process flow

The application for equality must be submitted to the competent body by means of a form.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the employment agency responsible for your place of residence.


  • Determined degree of your disability at least 30 but less than 50

Which documents are required?

  • Application for equality
  • Declaratory decision on the present disability

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

What else should I know?

Further information can be found on the website of the competent authority.

If you have any questions about equality, you can also call 0800 4 555500 (toll-free).

Website of the Federal Employment Agency

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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