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Checking professional suitability with diagnostic measures for people with disabilities

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you have a disability, you can receive support services to help you participate in working life. However, your occupational aptitude may need to be assessed or a work trial may need to take place first.

Diagnostic measures can be used to determine your professional performance in advance. This will help you with your professional orientation.

Aptitude assessment measures

An aptitude assessment can be useful if your professional aptitude is unclear, for example because you have no or only limited professional orientation and need support in your career choice.

This provides a well-founded assessment of your suitability for an occupation or occupational field before any specific support is provided.

Your interests and aptitudes as well as your cognitive, mental and physical capabilities are taken into account. This helps to avoid undesirable developments such as dropping out of training or retraining. To assess your professional aptitude, it is necessary to realistically assess your abilities and consider them in relation to the professional requirements.

The aptitude assessment takes up to 3 months and usually takes place in a vocational rehabilitation facility. The technical equipment corresponds to the requirements and equipment standard of companies in the general labor market. If necessary, practical work experience can also take place for a limited period in companies with which the facility cooperates.

Work trial measures

A work trial can be useful if you already have a clear career aspiration, but your professional aptitude is still unclear.

The aim of the work trial is to clarify your professional suitability for a specific career goal. During the work trial, you can get to know typical activities and work processes in a profession or occupational field. By trying out professional activities, you will find out your strengths and development potential.

The work trial lasts up to 4 weeks and usually takes place in a vocational rehabilitation facility. The technical equipment corresponds to the requirements and equipment standards of companies in the general labor market.

Measures to "diagnose the employability of particularly affected disabled people" (DIA-AM)

This diagnostic measure is specifically designed to determine whether you are able to work on the general labor market with your individual performance potential or whether your performance is not or not yet sufficient for the general labor market due to the nature or severity of your disability.

The diagnostic measure is divided into 2 phases that build on each other. Both phases together last a maximum of 12 weeks.

Suitability analysis (phase 1)

Specialists examine your individual abilities, skills and motivation in individual tests and individual trials as well as through observations in the group.

If the experts come to the conclusion that you are not able to perform the simplest tasks on the general labor market, this measure ends. You may then be recommended for further support in the entry procedure and vocational training area.

In-company trial (phase 2)

If the first phase shows that you have the potential to perform simple tasks on the general labor market, the second phase begins.

In the second phase, you will work in one or more companies in the general labor market. You must show that you can cope well with increasing demands and changing workloads. The participating companies receive advice from the providers of the measure in advance in order to create a working environment that is suitable for you personally.

Comprehensive benefits of all diagnostic measures

While you are taking part in one of the three measures, you will receive socio-educational and psychological support.

At the end, a final report documents your personal performance. This report will also state whether and, if so, which employment opportunities are suitable for you on the general labor market and what specific support services can be used to integrate you into the world of work.

Your advisor at the employment agency will discuss possible further support with you on the basis of the diagnosis.

If the employment agency is your responsible rehabilitation provider, it will cover the costs incurred during your participation. During the diagnostic measure, you are generally covered by health, nursing care, accident and pension insurance.

If you meet the eligibility requirements for unemployment benefit or citizen's allowance, you will continue to receive these benefits during your participation. You will only receive transitional allowance if you do not earn any or only a lower salary due to your participation in the measure.


Process flow

To take part in a diagnostic measure, you must contact your local employment agency:

  • Make an appointment with the Vocational Rehabilitation and Participation team at your employment agency.
  • If you do not yet have a personal contact person at your employment agency, make an appointment via the Federal Employment Agency's service hotline.
  • In a personal meeting, you will agree together whether your professional suitability needs to be clarified or whether a work trial is necessary.
  • If your advisor determines that the support makes sense for you, you will be registered with a provider who will implement the measure on behalf of the Federal Employment Agency.
  • Your advisor will also discuss the forms you need to complete with you. You can also complete the documents online.
  • You will be informed once your start date has been set.
Requirements
  • You have a disability and your rehabilitation provider is the Federal Employment Agency.
  • Due to the nature or severity of your disability, your prospects of participating in working life or participating in working life again are significantly reduced, and not just temporarily.
    • Or: You are threatened with a disability with the same occupational consequences.
  • The available information is not yet sufficient to advise you and decide which support is suitable to enable you to participate in working life. You need support with vocational orientation or it is necessary to examine and determine your individual performance potential.
Which documents are required?

Please ask your advisor which documents you need.

What are the fees?

None

Processing duration

Processing usually takes several weeks. Once the benefit has been approved, the measure should begin as soon as possible in coordination with the provider.

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: No
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: Yes
Online services available: Yes

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

27.04.2023

Teaser

If you have a disability, you can receive support services to help you participate in working life. However, your occupational aptitude may need to be assessed or a work trial may need to take place first.

Process flow

To take part in a diagnostic measure, you must contact your local employment agency:

  • Make an appointment with the Vocational Rehabilitation and Participation team at your employment agency.
  • If you do not yet have a personal contact person at your employment agency, make an appointment via the Federal Employment Agency's service hotline.
  • In a personal meeting, you will agree together whether your professional suitability needs to be clarified or whether a work trial is necessary.
  • If your advisor determines that the support makes sense for you, you will be registered with a provider who will implement the measure on behalf of the Federal Employment Agency.
  • Your advisor will also discuss the forms you need to complete with you. You can also complete the documents online.
  • You will be informed once your start date has been set.

Requirements

  • You have a disability and your rehabilitation provider is the Federal Employment Agency.
  • Due to the nature or severity of your disability, your prospects of participating in working life or participating in working life again are significantly reduced, and not just temporarily.
    • Or: You are threatened with a disability with the same occupational consequences.
  • The available information is not yet sufficient to advise you and decide which support is suitable to enable you to participate in working life. You need support with vocational orientation or it is necessary to examine and determine your individual performance potential.

Which documents are required?

Please ask your advisor which documents you need.

What are the fees?

None

Processing duration

Processing usually takes several weeks. Once the benefit has been approved, the measure should begin as soon as possible in coordination with the provider.

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: No
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: Yes
Online services available: Yes

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

27.04.2023

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