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Blind or severely visually impaired people can apply for a guide dog as a tool.

Guide dogs or guide dogs are specially trained dogs that support blind or highly visually impaired people in everyday life and allow them to orient themselves safely. The statutory health insurance company covers the costs for the purchase, training and induction of the dog. It also pays a monthly lump sum for maintenance costs.

  • Medical prescription indicating visual impairment


  • High degree of visual impairment or blindness
  • Prescription by the ophthalmologist
  • Appropriate accommodation and catering for the dog
  • personal suitability of the dog owner
  • daily outlet
  • Holder must have completed a mobility training

Related Links

  • Appendix 11 to Sections 25 (1) and 4 of the Federal Aid Ordinance (BBhV)
  • Section 33 Social Code Fifth Book (SGB V)

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