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Applying for support in working life

Accompanying assistance is used to support people with severe disabilities in their working lives.

Accompanying assistance in working life makes it easier for severely disabled people to realize their full potential professionally and not be at a disadvantage in the workplace compared to non-disabled people. This support is provided in close cooperation with the Federal Employment Agency and the other rehabilitation providers. The aim is to ensure that people with severe disabilities are employed on an equal footing in jobs where they can contribute and develop their skills and knowledge.

Accompanying assistance supports severely disabled employees:

  • for technical work aids
  • to reach the workplace
  • to establish and maintain an independent professional existence
  • to procure, equip and maintain a disability-friendly home
  • to participate in measures to maintain and expand professional knowledge and skills and
  • in special circumstances
  • to cover the costs of necessary work assistance

In addition, support can be given to providers of inclusive companies and specialist integration services as well as information, training and education services. Accompanying assistance in working life can also include, for example, psychosocial support for severely disabled people.


  • You are a severely disabled employee, civil servant or self-employed person and need support to overcome disadvantages in the labor market compared to non-disabled people


  • You are an employer and would like to support severely disabled employees


  • Offer support for severely disabled employees as a provider of inclusion companies and specialist integration services.
  • Jobs are also considered to be positions in which employees are employed on a temporary or part-time basis for at least 15 hours per week, or at least 12 hours per week in inclusive companies.

What documents do I need?

  • Request
  • Employment contract, certificate of appointment or proof of self-employment
  • Assessment notice on the recognized disability
  • Severely disabled person's pass or equal opportunities certificate
  • If necessary, cost estimates (a total of 3 comparative offers from a price of 5,000 euros)