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Apply for vocational training for people with disabilities who are fully disabled

If you are currently unable to work at least 3 hours a day due to your disability, you can get a grant from a workshop for disabled people or from another service provider.

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  • Forms

    Forms: none
    Online procedure possible: no
    Written form required: no
    Personal appearance necessary: yes

  • Detailed description

    You cannot, have not yet been or have not yet returned to the general labour market because of the nature or severity of your disability? Under certain conditions, the Federal Employment Agency then promotes services in the entry procedure and vocational training sector in a recognised workshop for disabled people or with another service provider.

    The aim of the support is, in particular, to provide you with adequate vocational training. Vocational training is based on the conditions of the general labour market and should be carried out as close to the company or as possible. If possible, your performance should be developed in such a way that you can work on the general labour market or then take up a job in the work area, for example in a workshop for disabled people.

    In this development process, workshops and other service providers continuously support you by guiding, mentoring, accompanying and forming you. If your employment agency is responsible for rehabilitation, it will cover the costs.

    Accompanying services will be at your side throughout the course of action. You ensure your medical, educational, psychological and social care.

    The benefits are supported for a maximum of 27 months and are divided into two phases: the initial procedure and the vocational training area.

    Entrance procedure

    The initial procedure clarifies whether the achievements in the field of vocational education and training and in the future in the work area will help you to participate in working life. For example, it determines which areas of work and employment opportunities are suitable for you or whether other vocational services are also suitable for you. These findings on your performance potential form the basis for the individual integration plan that is being developed for you and with you. The no-inclusion plan contains statements on your specific needs for support, on the support measures and on your professional prospects.

    The funding usually lasts 3 months. The funding period can be shortened to up to 4 weeks.


    In the field of vocational education and training, you receive a vocational qualification that is geared to your individual support needs. For example, you will be taught professional knowledge and skills, such as the handling of materials, tools or machines. This is to teach you how to carry out professional activities on your own. In addition, you will be supported to strengthen your social skills and develop your personality. You can also complete all or part of the vocational training measures in companies in the general labour market, for example through a work placement or on an outsourced vocational training place.

    Qualification is carried out both by individual measures and by courses. You can help decide on your individual qualification path.

    During the initial procedure and the vocational training sector, you are entitled to either transitional allowance or training allowance. You are also insured against health, care, accident and pension insurance.

  • Requirements
    • You have a disability and your rehabilitation provider is the Federal Employment Agency.
    • Your chances of participating in or re-participating in the working life are permanently significantly reduced due to the nature or severity of your disability and you therefore need help to participate in working life.
      • Or: you are threatened with a disability with the same professional consequences.
    • They cannot, have not yet been or have not yet returned to the general labour market because of the nature or severity of their disabilities.
    • It is to be expected that, following the vocational training measures, you will be able to carry out at least a 'minimum level of economically viable work'.

    Other requirements:

    • They do not have an extraordinary need for care and/or care.
    • You do not endanger yourself or others through your (disability-influenced) social behaviour.
  • Documents

    When contacting your consultant, please ask what documents you need.

  • Fees


  • Process

    In order to receive entry/vocational training benefits, you must contact your employment agency:

    • To do this, make an appointment with the Professional Rehabilitation team and the participation of your employment agency.
      • If you do not yet have a personal contact person in the Employment Agency, please make an appointment on the free phone number 0800 4555500.
    • In a personal conversation, you will jointly clarify whether services in the initial procedure and vocational training are eligible for you.
    • If your consultant finds that the grant helps you to participate in your working life, discuss together the possible alternatives for performing these services (for example, in a workshop or with another service provider, as a personal budget).
    • Your consultant will also discuss with you the forms you need to fill out.
    • The Employment Agency registers you with the workshop or the other service provider. You will then be informed about the specific start of your participation.
  • Duration

    The processing usually takes several weeks. Once the service has been approved, the aim is to ensure that the start of the measure is carried out as soon as possible in consultation with the provider.

  • Deadline


  • Responsible authority
  • Legal basis
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  • Approved

    Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

  • Approved date