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Apply for a placement budget

If you are looking for or taking up a new job or apprenticeship, you can, for example, have your expenses for application documents or for the trip to an interview reimbursed by your employment agency or your job center.

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  • Forms

    Forms: yes
    Online procedure possible: yes
    Written form required: yes
    Personal appearance required: no

  • Detailed description

    The funding from the placement budget is intended to support you in seeking and taking up a new job or in-company (if you receive ALG II, also school) training. The Employment Agency or the Job Center can support you financially by, for example, paying for your

    • Candidacies
    • trips or trips to job interviews,
    • required documents (e.g. certified copies, translations) or
    • Moving costs (if you need to move for the new job).

    can be taken over.

    Which costs can be covered will be checked and decided by your placement or integration specialist on your request / application before the expected costs arise.

    You can get the funding if you

    • are unemployed or threatened with unemployment, i.e. have already received your notice of termination, and want to take up employment subject to compulsory insurance, or
    • are looking for in-company training or
    • Receive basic security benefits and aim for either one of the above-mentioned opportunities or the start of a school education.

    You can also receive the funding if you are seeking or starting employment subject to compulsory insurance in a Member State of the European Union (EU), a state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or in Switzerland. The prerequisite is that you work at least 15 hours per week.

    You cannot receive funding from the placement budget if:

    • the employer provides similar services,
    • other public bodies are legally obliged to pay similar services, or
    • Applications will not be sent by you.

    Please note that you have no legal entitlement to funding from the placement budget. Whether and to what extent you receive financial support is decided by your employment agency or your job centre. You will also need to provide proof of your expenses.

  • Requirements
    • You are threatened with unemployment or unemployed and want to take up employment subject to compulsory insurance.
    • You are looking for in-company (in the area of basic security also school) training.
    • Funding from the placement budget must be applied for before the costs are incurred.
  • Documents

    Depending on the support you have applied for, you will need to provide supporting documents. Your placement or integration specialist will inform you which documents must be attached to the application.

  • Fees

    None

  • Process

    You submit an application for funding from the placement budget in writing to the employment agency responsible for you or your job centre.

    • Make an appointment for a consultation with your placement or integration specialist at the Employment Agency or the Job Centre.
    • In conversation with you, it will then be discussed whether funding from the placement budget is possible and which support services can be offered.
    • You will receive the corresponding application documents from your placement or integration specialist.
    • Fill out the documents, attach the required proof or supporting documents and send the documents back to the Employment Agency or the Job Centre.
    • Please note that you must apply for funding and reimbursement from the placement budget before incurring any costs.
    • You will receive a written notification as to whether the costs will be covered. In the application form, you can tick if you wish to waive a decision as long as your application is fully complied with.
    • The refundable costs will be transferred to the account you have specified.

    If you, as a customer of the Employment Agency, would like to apply for reimbursement of your travel expenses for job interviews, you can also do so online:

    • Arrange financial support from the placement budget with your placement specialist.
    • Let your placement specialist activate you for the online platform "eService" of the Federal Employment Agency.
    • Before the interview: Go to the online platform "eService". Fill out the application form for the reimbursement of travel expenses there – this is also how you inform your employment agency about your interview.
    • After the interview: State the costs incurred in your application and upload the corresponding personalized proofs (for example, train tickets, employer confirmation) online.

    As a customer of a job centre, you cannot use the eService. Please contact your job centre.

  • Duration

    The processing of your application usually takes between a few days and 12 weeks, as long as all necessary documents are complete.

  • Deadline

    An application for funding and reimbursement from the placement budget must be submitted before costs are incurred.

  • Responsible authority
  • Legal basis
  • More informationen
  • Approved

    Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

  • Approved date
    09.11.2020