Apply for a personal budget for people with disabilities

Would you like to decide for yourself when and in what form you will receive assistance? Find out more about the Personal Budget here.

The "Personal Budget" is a support for people with disabilities in the form of cash payments or, in exceptional cases, in the form of vouchers.

With this personal budget, you can "buy" expenses for your own help needs. This means that you no longer have to submit an application for every item or service. The personal budget is tailored to your needs and can be used for benefits of health insurance, social long-term care insurance, accident insurance and social assistance.

You have a legal right to the Personal Budget if you submit an application and meet the requirements.

In addition to the application, you will need to submit some evidence and documentation. However, these depend on your individual circumstances. When you submit an application, the competent authority will inform you which documents you still need to submit.

You can submit an informal application to a service provider. However, many carriers also offer forms that you can use.

Preconditions

You have a disability or are at risk of disability (the severity of the disability is irrelevant).

Hints

Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

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  • Brochure
  • Brochure in easy language

Related Links

  • § 35a Eleventh Book of the Social Code (SGB XI)
  • § 29 of the Ninth Book of the Social Code (SGB IX)
  • You must first submit an application. The application is always voluntary. A single rehabilitation application is sufficient to initiate an extensive review and decision-making process on the personal budget, even if another service provider is responsible.
  • Then it is discussed with the applicant which services can be provided in the form of the personal budget. If necessary, representatives of the participating service providers are involved. The disabled person can bring a person of his trust.
  • The person with disabilities will then receive a notice containing the details of the personal budget. If he does not agree with the determination of the personal budget, he has the opportunity to appeal to the service provider who issued the decision.
  • At intervals of at least two years, the need for assistance must be examined in a further needs assessment procedure and, if necessary, adjusted.

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