Many people with disabilities suffer from poverty. In order to make a living, people with a severe disability of 100 can apply for grants.
Frankfurt – According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), almost eight million severely disabled people live in Germany. Just like single parents, migrants and, increasingly, pensioners, they are often affected by poverty, for example due to a lack of inclusion in the labour market. According to a report by the Ministry of Social Affairs, the risk of poverty among people with disabilities is 20 percent.
Severe disability of 100: Entitlement to a severely disabled person's pass and compensation for disadvantages
According to the definition of the Social Security Code, people are considered disabled if they suffer from "physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments" and can therefore only participate in social life to a limited extent. People who have a degree of more than 50 are considered severely disabled and are entitled to a severely disabled person's pass as well as certain "disadvantage compensation". These are regulated by the so-called Federal Supply Act.
For people with a severe disability of 100, there may be discounts in working life, for example. © Imago (fr.de montage)
A degree of disability of 100 represents the greatest possible severe disability. Those affected can apply for a classification of this grade at the pension office – this requires, among other things, a medical report. Anyone who is classified as severely disabled with a grade of 100 can apply to the state for special grants, benefits and tax relief. Up to 800 euros per month are possible.
Subsidies for severe disability of 100: reduction of the broadcasting fee
People with a degree of disability of 100 are entitled to a tax allowance of 2,840 euros, writes the online portal Anwalt.org. In addition, those affected benefit from special protection against dismissal as well as additional leave of five days. It is possible to apply for financial support to equip the workplace accordingly.
A reduction in the broadcasting fee and admission prices will also be granted. Public transport such as buses and trains can usually be used free of charge if you have a proven severe disability of 100. The funds are applied for at the relevant offices such as the nursing and pension fund, the pension offices in Hesse and municipal institutions.
- The government subsidies and benefits at a glance
- 2,840 euros tax allowance
- Compensation for disadvantages in working life
- Early disposal of building societies or savings amounts in accordance with the Housing Premium Act or the Capital Formation Act
- Disabled parking permit
- Free transport on public transport
- Priority for visitor traffic in public authorities
- Reduction of the tourist tax
- Early retirement pension
- Reduced broadcasting fees
Government subsidies: Many diseases are considered severe disability out of 100
Chronic intestinal diseases such as ulcerative colitis or chronic hepatitis can be assessed with a degree of disability (GdB) of 50 to 60, as can severe migraines, rheumatism, severe acne or cancers. A degree of disability of 100 can include cleft lip and palate, leukemia and brain damage, such as severe mental disorders. The service and emergency call portal for safety and care libify.com provides a list of all diseases.
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|Severe disability of 100|
|Arterial occlusive diseases||50-100|
|Disease of the respiratory organs||50-100|
|Cleft lip and palate||100|
|Stiffening of the hip joints||80-100|
|Brain damage (including mental disorders)||50-100|
Despite subsidies for severe disability of 100, those affected suffer from discrimination
Despite attempts to make the lives of those affected easier, for example with state subsidies, disabled people are discriminated against in our society. Especially in working life, people with severe disabilities do not have it easy. Women with disabilities in particular suffer from lower pay and hardly any opportunities for advancement, explains Christina Marx, spokeswoman for Aktion Mensch in an interview with fr.de. (tt)