Start-up grant approval

Service Description

The start-up subsidy is intended to support you in securing your livelihood and social security after starting your own business. You can only receive a start-up grant if there are no suitable job offers for you and you want to pursue your self-employment on a full-time basis.

Before you apply for the start-up grant, you must be registered as unemployed and receive unemployment benefits; an immediate transition from employment to subsidized self-employment is not possible.

If you are not still entitled to unemployment benefits for at least 150 days until you start self-employment, you cannot receive a start-up grant.

The start-up grant can be paid in 2 phases:

  • Phase 1: 6 months start-up grant in the amount of the last unemployment benefit received to secure your livelihood plus a monthly lump sum of EUR 300.00 for social security.
  • Phase 2: 9 months subsidy in the amount of EUR 300.00 per month.

The extent to which a subsidy is possible must be decided on an individual basis. There is no legal entitlement to the start-up subsidy.

If you have fulfilled the requirements for the standard old-age pension, you cannot be subsidized (anymore). Incidentally, the start-up grant is not subject to income tax.

You can apply for the subsidy in addition to other subsidies for starting a business.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA)

Address
Regensburger Straße 104
90478 Nürnberg
Telephone
0800 45555-00
Remark: Service hotline of the Federal Employment Agency (toll-free)