Apply for grants for the training and employment of people with disabilities Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you provide in-company training or further training for people with disabilities, you can receive a subsidy towards training pay. If you employ severely disabled people on a permanent basis following this training or further training, you can receive a wage subsidy.

Grants for the training allowance of disabled persons and severely disabled persons or persons with an equivalent status.

As a rule, they receive the training allowance continuously for the entire duration of the training or further training.

The amount of the grant is determined individually and depends on the type and severity of the disabilities as well as the impact of the disabilities on the training or further education.

The allowance is paid monthly and amounts to up to 60 per cent, and in the case of severely disabled persons or persons of equal status, up to 80 per cent of the monthly training allowance, in each case including the employer's flat-rate share of the overall social security contribution. In justified exceptional cases, subsidies can be provided up to the amount of the training allowance for the last year of training.

All company measures which have the content and also the focus of vocational training or qualification of the disabled or severely disabled person can be funded. This also includes, for example, dual courses of study if they include a vocational qualification in accordance with the Vocational Training Act.

Your employment agency or job centre decides whether you can receive the subsidy for training allowance. There is no legal entitlement to a subsidy.

Integration allowance following initial or further training

If you employ a severely disabled person after a training or further training course which has been funded and completed with a training grant, the Employment Agency or the Job Centre can pay you an integration grant.

The integration grant amounts to up to 70 per cent of the wage and can be paid for 1 year.

However, the specific amount is at the discretion of the employment agency or the job centre.

  • Signed training or further education contract (in the case of training allowance)
  • Signed employment contract (in the case of integration allowance)
  • Entry in the register of apprenticeships (in the case of training)
  • If applicable, severely disabled person's certificate
  • If applicable, notice of the degree of disability and/or equality notice
  • Proof of completed training or further training (in the case of integration subsidy)

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


The prerequisite for the subsidy of the training allowance is,

  • that training or further training cannot be achieved without this subsidy,
  • that there is a suitability for the desired training or further training occupation,
  • that there is a signed training or further training contract with the company,
  • that training allowance, wage or salary is paid,
  • in the case of disabled persons, the Federal Employment Agency is the competent rehabilitation agency.

that this is a prerequisite for the integration grant,

  • that there is an employment contract following successfully completed in-company training or further training, and
  • that this training or further training was supported with a training grant.

Related Links

  • § 73 Sozialgesetzbuch Drittes Buch (SGB III)
  • § 16 Sozialgesetzbuch Zweites Buch (SGB II)

Related Links

  • Informationen für Arbeitgeber zur Förderung von Menschen mit Behinderungen auf der Webseite der Agentur für Arbeit
  • Schwerbehinderte Menschen im Betrieb, ein Ratgeber der Agentur für Arbeit
  • Fachliche Weisungen der Bundesagentur für Arbeit zu § 73 SGB III
  • Fachliche Weisungen der Bundesagentur für Arbeit zu § 16 SGB II

You can apply for both the training allowance and the subsequent integration allowance in writing, in person or by telephone:

  • Get in touch with your personal contact at the employer service of your employment agency or your contacts at the job centre. There you will receive the forms to fill out and instructions on the application procedure.
  • Complete the application in full and submit it to the employment agency or job centre.
  • Submit all the necessary documents by post.
  • The employment agency or job centre will check your application.
  • You will then receive a decision by post as to whether your application has been approved or rejected.

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