Grant disabled people equal status with severely disabled people

Service Description

There are 2 situations in the labor market in which you can be treated as a severely disabled person:

  • You would like to have a job or
  • You would like to keep your job.

With equal status, you basically have the same status as severely disabled people.

This means that, for example

  • special protection against dismissal
  • assistance with workplace equipment
  • Support from special specialist services
  • Employment incentives for employers (such as wage cost subsidies)

However, additional leave, free local public transport and special retirement pensions are excluded.

If you enjoy special protection against dismissal, for example because you work as a civil servant in the public sector, you must be able to justify why you wish to be treated in the same way as severely disabled people. For example, you must be able to clearly explain why your job is less secure than that of a non-disabled colleague due to your disability. There must be specific disability-related reasons, for example if you are threatened with early retirement due to your disability.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA)

Regensburger Straße 104
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