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Schleswig-Holstein

Apply to the employment agency for work aids for people with disabilities in training and employment

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If your employees need special support during training or at work due to a disability, you as an employer can apply for work assistance.

Individual employment assistance supports people with disabilities in training or employment. The employment agency will coordinate the support for your company with you as the employer.

Examples of work aids are access ramps, sanitary facilities or conversions in the company. The costs of work aids also include the necessary ancillary costs, for example planning costs, fees and expert costs. Once a subsidy has been granted, your company becomes the owner of the work aid.

Depending on your decision, the employment agency can cover all or part of the costs of the job aid for you.

Subsidies for work aids for people with disabilities are discretionary; you do not have a legal claim to them.


Process flow

You can only apply for employment assistance for people with disabilities in training and employment in writing:

  • Get in touch with your contact person at the Employer Service of the Employment Agency. If known, you can also get in touch with the responsible contact person for the person with disabilities concerned in the Vocational Rehabilitation and Participation team at the Employment Agency.
  • Together you can discuss which work aids are possible.
  • The application documents will either be sent to you by post or handed to you in person. If you have any questions when completing the applications, please get in touch with your contact person.
  • Submit the documents with the required evidence to the Employment Agency.
  • The employment agency will check whether the person with disabilities can become the owner of the job aid so that they can take the job aid with them to their next workplace/employer.
    • In this case, the work aid would be transferred to the person with disabilities and processed with them.
  • The employment agency checks the necessary scope of the work aids. It will also check whether an inspection of the workplace is necessary.
  • You will receive a provisional written decision as to whether the assistance you have applied for will be approved.
  • If approval is granted, you purchase the work aids for your company and submit the invoice to the employment agency.
  • Finally, you will receive a notice of approval for the specific benefit.
Who should I contact?

You can find the office of the Federal Employment Agency responsible for you via the office finder.

Competent authority

You can find the office of the Federal Employment Agency responsible for you via the office finder.

Requirements

Under the following conditions, you as an employer can receive a subsidy from the Employment Agency for work aids in the company:

  • The work aid is necessary for the permanent participation of the person with disabilities in working life.
  • You do not have to bear the costs of the work aid yourself. As an employer, you are generally responsible for ensuring that the workplace is suitable for people with disabilities and people with equivalent disabilities.
  • It would be unreasonable or disproportionately expensive for you to implement the work aid.
  • The work aid is also required for a disabled-friendly workplace or training place.
  • The person for whom the job aid is intended has a disability or is at risk of becoming disabled.
  • The employment agency is the responsible rehabilitation provider for the person with a (potential) disability. This usually applies to people before initial vocational training and if no other rehabilitation provider (e.g. employers' liability insurance association or German pension insurance) is responsible.
Which documents are required?
  • Application form
  • Cost estimate
  • Employment or training contract of the person with disabilities
  • Invoice (to be submitted after the application has been submitted)

Please refer to the application form to find out which documents are required in your case.

What are the fees?

None

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Please note that you must submit the application before you buy the work aid, sign a purchase contract or start the extension or conversion work.

Legal basis
Appeal

Appeal to the employment agency that issued the decision. Further information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in the respective decision.

Applications / forms

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

Author

Federal Employment Agency (BA

)
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

01.11.2022

Teaser

If your employees need special support during training or at work due to a disability, you as an employer can apply for work assistance.

Process flow

You can only apply for employment assistance for people with disabilities in training and employment in writing:

  • Get in touch with your contact person at the Employer Service of the Employment Agency. If known, you can also get in touch with the responsible contact person for the person with disabilities concerned in the Vocational Rehabilitation and Participation team at the Employment Agency.
  • Together you can discuss which work aids are possible.
  • The application documents will either be sent to you by post or handed to you in person. If you have any questions when completing the applications, please get in touch with your contact person.
  • Submit the documents with the required evidence to the Employment Agency.
  • The employment agency will check whether the person with disabilities can become the owner of the job aid so that they can take the job aid with them to their next workplace/employer.
    • In this case, the work aid would be transferred to the person with disabilities and processed with them.
  • The employment agency checks the necessary scope of the work aids. It will also check whether an inspection of the workplace is necessary.
  • You will receive a provisional written decision as to whether the assistance you have applied for will be approved.
  • If approval is granted, you purchase the work aids for your company and submit the invoice to the employment agency.
  • Finally, you will receive a notice of approval for the specific benefit.

Who should I contact?

You can find the office of the Federal Employment Agency responsible for you via the office finder.

Competent authority

You can find the office of the Federal Employment Agency responsible for you via the office finder.

Requirements

Under the following conditions, you as an employer can receive a subsidy from the Employment Agency for work aids in the company:

  • The work aid is necessary for the permanent participation of the person with disabilities in working life.
  • You do not have to bear the costs of the work aid yourself. As an employer, you are generally responsible for ensuring that the workplace is suitable for people with disabilities and people with equivalent disabilities.
  • It would be unreasonable or disproportionately expensive for you to implement the work aid.
  • The work aid is also required for a disabled-friendly workplace or training place.
  • The person for whom the job aid is intended has a disability or is at risk of becoming disabled.
  • The employment agency is the responsible rehabilitation provider for the person with a (potential) disability. This usually applies to people before initial vocational training and if no other rehabilitation provider (e.g. employers' liability insurance association or German pension insurance) is responsible.

Which documents are required?

  • Application form
  • Cost estimate
  • Employment or training contract of the person with disabilities
  • Invoice (to be submitted after the application has been submitted)

Please refer to the application form to find out which documents are required in your case.

What are the fees?

None

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Please note that you must submit the application before you buy the work aid, sign a purchase contract or start the extension or conversion work.

Legal basis

Appeal

Appeal to the employment agency that issued the decision. Further information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in the respective decision.

Applications / forms

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

Author

Federal Employment Agency (BA

)
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

01.11.2022

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