Start-up grant approval

Service Description

The start-up grant is intended to support you in securing your livelihood and social security after setting up your own business. You can only receive a start-up grant if you want to pursue your self-employment as your main occupation.

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

If you are not entitled to unemployment benefit for at least 150 days before you start your self-employed activity, you cannot receive a start-up grant.

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

  • Phase 1: 6 months start-up subsidy 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 support 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 (no longer) be supported. Incidentally, the start-up grant is not subject to income tax.

You can apply for the subsidy in addition to other business start-up grants.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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