Social assistance, subsistence assistance in the event of permanent disability

Social assistance is given to those who cannot or insufficiently obtain their necessary livelihood from their own strengths and resources, i.e. neither income nor assets are sufficient for this. The prerequisite is a temporary, at least 6 months, but not permanent disability on the general labor market, which means that the applicant can work less than 3 hours a day. An entitlement could also exist if an early retirement pension is drawn.
Identity card, documents on income, debts and assets.

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New from 2020:

If social assistance benefits to secure livelihoods are granted in addition to outpatient integration assistance (EGH) benefits, the beneficiary will receive these two benefits from different departments from 2020 onwards. The EGH benefit notification is issued centrally by the Integration Assistance Office in the Wandsbek district (W / EH) and the notification on social assistance benefits is issued by the responsible social welfare office in the district.
§§ 27 - 40 Social Code - Twelfth Book (SGB XII)

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