Integration assistance for people with disabilities Granted

The aim of integration assistance is to avoid or alleviate a disability. Their participation in life in the community should be preserved or established.
You will find support in coping with daily life. These include, for example:

  • living
  • finances
  • financial management
  • leisure activities
  • the promotion of private contacts and hobbies,
  • Visits to office (preparation and support), unless the task of a legal guardian
  • Mobility
  • Parenthood
  • Support at school, university or for further training in the profession
  • Support in the daycare center
  • Aid
  • Promoting understanding

The services are individually designed. They are subordinate to the benefits of other social benefits and rehabilitation institutions (e.B health insurance, pension insurance institutions, employment agencies, accident insurance institutions).


The cost of the benefits shall be borne by the competent institution of the integration assistance. Your income or assets may be credited if necessary.  

  • You must submit an application to the competent authority. This can be informal.
  • The competent authority will ask you to use a form and submit further documentation.

Preconditions

You can apply for integration assistance if:

  • You have a disability.
  • you are at risk of disability.
  • Your disability restricts you in daily life.

Hints

Further information can be found on the websites of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality and the Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family. In addition, the competent authorities for integration assistance provide information on the services and contact persons on their websites.

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

Related Links

  • §§ 112, 113 ff Social Code Ninth Book (SGB IX)
  • §§ 76 ff Social Code Ninth Book (SGB IX)
  • § 14 Social Code (SGB)
  • You should contact the institution responsible for your integration assistance.
  • 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 master plan procedure to identify your individual need for integration assistance.
  • When all the documents are available, the competent authority will check on the basis of your information whether and to what extent you will receive integration assistance.
  • After examining your application, you will receive an approval or rejection notice.

In Lower Saxony, your need for individual support is generally determined with the help of the needs assessment tool (B.E.Ni).

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Last update or date of publication
25.09.2020