Ninth Book of the Social Security Code

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Basic data
Title: Social Code Book Ninth - Rehabilitation and Participation of People with Disabilities -
Short title: Ninth Book of the Social Security Code
Abbreviation: SGB ​​IX
Type: Federal law
Scope: Federal Republic of Germany
Legal matter: Social law
References : 860-9-3
Original version from: June 19, 2001
( BGBl. I p. 1046, 1047 )
Entry into force on: July 1, 2001
Last revision from: Art. 1 G of December 23, 2016
( Federal Law Gazette I p. 3234 )
Entry into force of the
new version on:
mostly January 1, 2018
( Art. 26 G of December 23, 2016)
Last change by: Art. 8 G of December 14, 2019
( Federal Law Gazette I p. 2789, 2812 )
Effective date of the
last change:
January 1, 2020
(Art. 15 G of December 14, 2019)
GESTA : M022
Weblink: Text of the law
Please note the note on the applicable legal version.

The Ninth Book of the Social Code (SGB IX) contains the regulations for the rehabilitation and participation of people with disabilities in Germany . With the SGB IX, the rehabilitation law and the severely handicapped law were included in the social code.

Most of the law came into force on July 1, 2001. Since then the law has been changed many times. On January 1, 2018, as part of the second stage of the Federal Participation Act, a completely new version of SGB IX came into force. On January 1, 2020, Sections 140 to 145 of SGB ​​XII are to be integrated into SGB IX. Since January 1, 2018, these sections regulate the right to participate in working life for people with disabilities.


The purpose of SGB IX is to promote people with disabilities and people at risk of disability with regard to their self-determination and their equal participation in life in society and to avoid or counteract discrimination. The Federal Participation Act is intended to make it clear that people with disabilities should no longer be treated as "social assistance cases".


The responsible social service provider can provide rehabilitation and participation services alone or through non-profit or private rehabilitation services and facilities ( Section 28 (1) SGB IX). The right to provide services then leads to a triangular relationship under social law.


SGB ​​IX is divided into three parts, each of which is divided into chapters:

  • Part 1 ( §§ 1 to 89 ) Regulations for people with disabilities and people at risk of disability
  • Part 2 ( Sections 90 to 150 ) Special services for a self-determined lifestyle for people with disabilities (integration assistance law)
  • Part 3 ( §§ 151 to 241 ) Special regulations for the participation of severely disabled people (severely disabled person law)


  • Dau / Düwell / Joussen [and 9 more], LPK-SGB IX, rehabilitation and participation of people with disabilities, teaching and practice commentary SGB IX, SchwbVWO, BGG, 5th edition, Nomos-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8487- 3375-0
  • Ernst / Adlhoch / Seel, Social Code IX, Rehabilitation and Participation of Disabled People, loose-leaf comment, Verlag W. Kohlhammer, ISBN 978-3-17-018016-1
  • Feldes / Kamm / Peiseler / Rehwald / von Seggern / Westermann / Witt: severely handicapped rights. Basic commentary on SGB IX with election regulations , 10th edition, Frankfurt a. M. 2009, Bund-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-7663-3899-0
  • Feldes / Kohte / Stevens-Bartol (ed.): SGB ​​IX. Social Code IX. Rehabilitation and participation of disabled people. Commentary for practice , 2nd edition, Frankfurt a. M. 2011, Bund-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-7663-6079-3
  • Feldes / Kohte / Stevens-Bartol / Ritz / Schmidt (eds.): Severely handicapped rights online. Specialized module for the representation of severely disabled employees. With comments for the practice on SGB IX , update once a year, Bund-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-7663-8176-7
  • Bernhard Knittel: SGB IX Rehabilitation and Participation of Disabled People - Commentary, loose-leaf publication. Verlag RS Schulz, as of April 1, 2008. ISBN 978-3-7962-0615-3
  • Peter Trenk-Hinterberger : The rights of disabled people and their relatives, most recently: 37th edition 2010, 444 pages, BAG SELBSTHILFE eV, Düsseldorf, ISBN 978-3-89381-120-5

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Ninth book of the Social Security Code in the version valid from January 1, 2018