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...

News

Increase, don't cut spending on migration counseling

The government of Niedersachsen is planning to cut their spending on migration counseling by about 50%! If these plans are carried out, about 100 migration counseling positions will be cut.

We think: Instead of cutting, Niedersachsen should increase its spending on migration counseling in order to strengthen social participation and

We have signed a press release (in German) published by the Netzwerk Migrationsberatung in Niedersachsen (migration counseling network in Niedersachsen).

Guardian: exploitation of meat plant workers rife across UK and Europe

The Guardian has published several articles about the conditions of migrant workers in the European meat industry. The investigation shows that the system is based on exploitation of workers.

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 labour law

More Information about corona and labour law (Faire Mobilität)