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Information for disabled applicants

Applicants with a medically recognized disability have certain protected rights in Germany.

Applicants with a medically recognized disability have certain protected rights in Germany. These rights are within the country’s so-called Ninth Book (“Neuntes Buch”) of the Code of Social Law. If the disability is rated at a 50 or greater, the law applies to these individuals as severely disabled.

Disabled individuals receive various types of support: You will be assisted with your application and, as much as possible, you will be given appropriate working materials. You have a right to this assistance. In order to determine the disability, an application must be submitted to the appropriate authorities for approval.

DW accepts proof of disability from other countries. If we are made aware of a disability, we can assure you that your application will be given preference. Moreover, we specifically employ people who are trained to work with disabled employees and applicants. This internal council is available to you for any issues related to your application and employment. If you are uncertain whether your disability would be recognized in Germany, reply ‘yes’ on the online application and note that you would like to discuss this with a council member.