Integration assistance for the mentally ill Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Do you have a mental illness or live with a mentally ill person? The various aids are intended to help you to participate in social life again.

The aim of integration assistance is to avoid a threatening mental disability or to eliminate or mitigate the consequences of a disability. Their participation in life in the community should be maintained or restored after a longer hospital stay or prolonged isolation.
You will find support in coping with daily life. These include in particular:

  • living
  • finances
  • budgetary management
  • leisure activities
  • the promotion of private contacts and hobbies,
  • (preparation and support), unless the task of a legal supervisor
  • parenthood

The care period is usually designed for a longer period of time and is individually designed.

The costs of the benefits shall be borne by the competent integration assistance institution when an individual need for assistance is identified. Income and assets may be credited.

An informal application to the competent authority suffices. This will ask you to use a form and submit further documents.


  • the existence of an actual or imminent mental disability

as well as

  • a restriction of participation.

The individual need for support is identified in the context of a participation and overall plan procedure by the competent integration assistance institution.


Viele Krankenkassen informieren sehr ausführlich über das Thema psychische Gesundheit. Meist finden Sie auf den Internetseiten Kontakte und Anträge, die Ihnen weiterhelfen.

Weiterführende Informationen finden Sie auf den Internetseiten des Niedersächsischen Ministeriums für Soziales, Gesundheit und Gleichstellung sowie des Niedersächsischen Landesamtes für Soziales, Jugend und Familie.

Zudem halten die zuständigen Behörden für Eingliederungshilfe auf ihren Internetseiten Informationen zu den Leistungen und Ansprechpartnerinnen und Ansprechpartnern bereit.

Die Landkreise und kreisfreien Städten verfügen zudem über einen Sozialpsychiatrischen Dienst, an den Sie sich wenden können.

  • Lower Slander Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality
  • Lower Saxony's State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family

Related Links

  • Section 113 Social Code Ninth Book (SGB IX)
  • Section 78 Social Code Ninth Book (SGB IX)
  • You shall contact the integration assistance provider responsible for you. There you can ask for advice and support or make an informal application.
  • The competent authority will ask you to fill in a form and submit further documents.
  • The Authority will carry out a participation and/or overall plan procedure to determine your individual needs for integration assistance.
  • When all documents are available, the competent authority checks on the basis of your information whether or to what extent you will receive integration assistance.
  • After examining your application, you will receive a notice of approval or rejection.

Related Links

  • Information on needs assessment in Lower Saxony

Responsible for the content
No information available

Last update or date of publication