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Training allowance: vocational support for disabled people

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People with disabilities often find it more difficult to find a suitable training position. If you cannot claim a transition allowance, you will receive training allowance from the employment agency under certain conditions. Here you can find out for which […]

People with disabilities often find it more difficult to find a suitable training position. If you cannot claim a transition allowance, you will receive training allowance from the employment agency under certain conditions. Here you can find out for which groups of people and training measures training allowance is paid.

There is an entitlement to training allowance for these educational and further training measures

The training allowance enables you to take part in training and further training measures. Among other things, it is paid for:

  • The first professional training
  • An educational measure to prepare for a job
  • Working in a workshop for the disabled

The training allowance covers the expenses that you incur as a result of participating in such an educational measure. Training allowance is not intended for individual costs such as food, clothing or rent. You apply for your training allowance at the employment agency responsible for you.

Training allowance: This is how the requirement rate is determined

Two factors determine the amount of training allowance you receive. Any income that you received during vocational training is taken into account. Your requirement rate is determined individually. The following criteria are assessed for this:

  • your age
  • Your marital status
  • Where you will be accommodated during your training or further education
  • Type of educational measure

You meet these requirements in order to receive training allowance

The vocational training for which you are claiming training allowance lasts at least 18 months. You will also receive the benefit during your vacation or vacation time, provided the employment agency recognizes this period as part of the educational measure.

If you have to interrupt your training or further education for health reasons, the training allowance will continue to be paid for three months from the day of the illness. In addition, there are absences that are recognized as an important reason for interrupting training or further education. This includes:

  • marriage
  • move
  • Court dates
  • The birth of your child

If your training or further education lasts longer than 18 months, you will automatically receive a questionnaire from the Employment Agency. On the basis of your information, the Employment Agency will decide whether the training allowance will continue to be paid.