Independent Counseling in the districts of Oldenburg and Vechta: confidential, free, supportive

What we do:

We explain letters of the Jobcenter and employment agencies, provide counsel on ALG (Unemployment Benefit) I and II, housing benefits, school fees, jobs, job search, qualification and much more...

Job center has to pay computer for schooling

Update: The following now also applies for students who receive benefits from the social welfare office ("Sozialamt").

On February 1, 2021, the Federal Employment Agency (BA) has instructed the job centers to cover the costs of "digital devices" for all students who receive Hartz IV. As a rule, up to 350 euros per student are paid for a tablet, PC or laptop including additional gadgets such as a printer (usually only one printer is cover per household). All students of vocational or general education schools up to the age of 24 are entitled to this. The students need to prove their eligibility using a certificate from their school stating that the digital equipment is necessary in order to participate in distance education and that it is not provided in any other way, for instance via rented equipment. Even if the need for help is only due to the need for a PC and no benefits are currently received, the needs must be by the job center. The directive applies retrospectively to January 1, 2021. [read more]

Information about corona and occupational safety and health

We have prepared a flyer containing information about the coronavirus and occupational safety and health, including contact information of counseling centers in the districts of Oldenburg and Vechta.

Information about corona and labour law

More Information about corona and labour law (Faire Mobilität)

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