Disability / Compensation for Disadvantages: Determination

An illness lasting more than six months may be recognised as a severe disability upon request.

You have a health disorder/illness lasting more than six months and would like to have it determined as a disability under the Severely Disabled Persons Act (SGB IX)?

Some rights and assistance in working life and benefits to compensate for disability-related disadvantages (e.g. in public transport) require a determination of the degree of disability (GdB). Any disabled person may submit an application for this to the competent authority. The aim of the application is:

  • The determination of the disability and its severity,
  • the proof of certain health characteristics for the use of disadvantage compensation,
  • the issuance of an identity card for the exercise of rights and compensation for disadvantages.
  • If another determination has already been made about the degree of disability, the pension notice or a corresponding administrative or court decision (for example, a decision of a professional association or a pension office or a branch office),
  • Passport photo
  • if applicable, medical documents in your possession (e.g. expert opinions),
  • if applicable, power of attorney or supervisor's card,
  • for non-EU national applicants: proof of your legal residence.

§§ 68, 69 Social Code (SGB) Ninth Book (IX) - Rehabilitation and Participation of Disabled People.

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  • §§ 68, 69 SGB IX

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