If you no longer feel able to fulfill your professional duties as a result of physical or psychological problems, a medical rehabilitation could be a good option for you to restore your wellbeing.
Rehabilitation aims to improve or restore your health and your capacity to work as well as prevent you having to end your working life earlier than planned. Rehabilitation can take place on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
You should apply (together with your doctor) for rehabilitation to the responsible funding agency. The responsible funding agencies are your statutory health insurer, statutory pension insurer and statutory accident insurer and, for civil servants, your private health insurer.
You can submit your application to any of these. The agency will then check to see if they are responsible within two weeks and forward your application to the responsible agency if not. Your application must then be processed; a further forwarding is not possible.
Social Counseling for Staff will gladly help you complete the form. A rehabilitation measure following a hospital stay is applied for by the doctors who treated you there as well the hospital’s resident social service. Social Counseling focuses mainly on those rehabilitation measures falling within the responsibility of your statutory pension insurer intended to enable you to maintain or improve your capacity to work or to check whether a reduction in pension payments applies as a result of a 100 percent or partial reduction in earning capacity.