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GdB table and degree of disability including PDF list as download

The degree of disability (GdB) indicates how severe the effects of a disability are. It is therefore the measure of a mental and / or physical damage to health. The degrees are given in steps of ten and can be listed between the values ​​20 - 100. The value is determined by the pension office or social welfare office. Please note that the offices have some leeway in their assessment, so that the values ​​listed below can vary slightly.

People who have a GdB of at least 50 are considered severely disabled. In certain cases, equality can take place from a GdB of 30. The degree of disability is identical to the degree of damage (GdS). If a permanent need for care develops due to the disability, you can apply for a degree of care.



Table of contents of this page

> What does equality mean
> GdB table: values ​​and diseases
> GdB calculator
> Rheumatic diseases as well as postural and locomotor organs
> Urinary organs
> Face and head
> Skin
> Nervous system and psyche
> Immune system, blood, blood-forming organs
> Organ of vision (eyes)
> Upper airways, oral cavity and pharynx as well as lungs and chest
> Organs of equilibrium and hearing organs
> Heart and circulatory system
> Internal secretion and metabolism
> Digestive organs
> Fractures (hernias)
> GdB table as download (PDF)



What does equality mean

Equality is made possible by the Employment Agency. It states that the person concerned has the same rights that otherwise only people from the GdB of 50 are entitled to. The prerequisite for equality is that people would otherwise not be able to keep their jobs.



GdB table: values ​​and diseases

The GdB table contains all GdB values ​​that are recognized for the respective diseases. The values ​​therefore take into account the severity of an illness. If an ailment worsens, one has to submit an aggravation application.

The following diseases and body parts are recorded in the table.

- Rheumatic diseases as well as postural and locomotor organs
- heart and circulatory system
- fractures (hernias)
- face and head
- organs of balance and hearing organs
- Throat, oral cavity, lungs, chest and airways
- genital organs
- organ of vision (eyes)
- Nose
- psyche and nervous system
- Skin
- urinary organs
- Blood, hematopoietic organs, immune system
- Internal secretion and metabolism
- digestive organs

The values ​​in the GdB table below apply throughout Germany and were created in accordance with the principles of health care. The Federal Government's Health Care Ordinance (VersMedV) was used as the source.



GdB calculator

You can calculate your GdB using the values ​​listed below. The amount of the GdB is decisive if you want to make pension claims or an equality application. When applying for a severely handicapped ID card, it makes sense to determine your chances beforehand. To get the most accurate value possible, you should be able to correctly assess the severity of your illness.



Rheumatic diseases as well as postural and locomotor organs

Postural and locomotor organs are responsible for smooth mobility. When these don't work properly, the affected person's movements are often restricted. Rheumatic diseases are a common cause of problems with locomotor organs in the elderly.


Complaints that persist for more than 6 months despite therapy are taken into account separately.



Chronic osteomyelitis
illnessGdB value
Inactive osteomyelitis (for at least 5 years)0-10
with little impact (little fistula drainage)at least 20
with moderate effects (constant fistula drainage)at least 50
with strong effects (strong attacks of fever and infiltration of the soft tissues)at least 70


Muscle disease / weakness
illnessGdB value
with slight effects (slackness, impaired muscle coordination)20-40
moderate impact (muscle deformation, difficulty standing up)50-80
with severe effects (inability to move arms and legs)90-100


Short stature
illnessGdB value
up to 120 cm60-100
up to 130 cm50
up to 140 cm30-40

In the case of short stature, body proportions, joint functions, neurological disorders, muscle functions, sensory organs, statics, endocrine deficits are included in the assessment.



Spinal damage
illnessGdB value
without affecting the stability0
with little deformation and impact on stability. Slight movement restrictions and spinal syndromes.10
with medium effects on stability. Moderate spinal syndromes and deformations that endanger stability.20
with severe functional impact on stability. Severe spinal syndromes and deformations that affect stability and cause movement disorders.30
with moderate to severe effects of functionality in 2 sections of the spine.30 - 40
with very severe, movement-restricting effects such as severe scoliosis or stiffness.50 - 70
in the case of severe mobility restrictions and inability to walk or stand.80 - 100


Pelvic damage
illnessGdB value
without affecting functionality0
with little effect on functionality10
with medium impact on functionality20
with severe effects on functionality, e.g. due to deformation30-40

Various impairments due to gynecological, neurological and urological causes are calculated separately.



Endoprostheses
illnessGdB value
Unilateral prosthesis in the hip joint20
Bilateral prosthesis in the hip joint40
Unilateral prosthesis in the knee joint30
Bilateral prosthesis in the knee joint50

Other endoprostheses in large joints are similar to the endoprostheses in knee joints.



Progressive functional impairments change the value.



Limb damage
illnessGdB value
Loss of both hands or arms100
Loss of an arm and a leg100
Loss of an arm in the shoulder joint80
Loss of an arm on the forearm50
Loss of a complete hand50
Stiffening of a shoulder joint30-50
Restriction in movement of the shoulder joint10-40
Pseudoarthrosis in the collarbone or arm0 - 40
Restriction of movement / stiffening of the elbow0 - 40
Loss of a finger10
Loss of two fingers30
Loss of three fingers40
Loss of four fingers50
Loss of five fingers on one hand50
Loss of two to five fingers on both hands80
Loss of all ten fingers100
Loss of both legs on the thigh100
Loss of both legs - one thigh and one lower leg100
Loss of both legs on the lower leg80 - 100
Partial loss of a foot30 - 70
Stiffening of both hip joints100


Complete nerve failure
illnessGdB value
Arm plexus80
Radial and axillary nerves50
Radial and ulnar nerves50
Radial and median nerves50
Ulnar and median nerves50


Urinary organs

The urinary organs are a group of organs that regulate the formation and excretion of urine. They include the kidney, ureter, bladder, and urethra. The male and female sex organs are listed here separately.


Kidney damage
illnessGdB value
Failure or loss of one kidney when the other is intact25
Malformation of the kidney or nephrobosis without symptoms0 - 10
Malformation of the kidney or nephrobtosis with symptoms20 - 30
Kidney stones without functional impairment but with rare colic0 - 10
Kidney stones without functional impairment but with frequent colic20 - 30
Nephrotic syndrome without edema20 - 30
Nephrotic syndrome with edema40 - 50
Kidney function impairment with a slight degree20 - 40
Moderate renal impairment50 - 70
Severely impaired kidney function80 - 100
Failure or loss of one kidney when the other is slightly functionally impaired
Failure or loss of one kidney when the other is slightly functionally impaired40 - 50
Failure or loss of one kidney when the other is functionally moderately impaired60 - 80
Failure or loss of one kidney when the other is severely functionally impaired90 - 100


Kidney tumors and kidney cancer
illnessGdB value
Kidney damage with functional impairment after removal of a renal pelvis tumor or kidney tumor in stage M0 / N0 / T150
Kidney damage with functional impairment after removal of a renal pelvis tumor or kidney tumor in stage M0 / N0 / T2 or higher60 - 100
Kidney damage with functional impairment after removal of a nephroblastoma60 - 100


Urinary tract problems and urinary tract infections
illnessGdB value
Chronic mild urinary tract inflammation0 - 10
Chronic inflammation of the urinary tract of moderate degree20 - 40
Chronic severe inflammation of the urinary tract50 - 70
Mild bladder emptying disorders10
Medium-degree voiding disorders of the bladder (e.g. residual urine formation or painful voiding)20 - 40
Evacuation disorders of the bladder of severe degree (e.g. necessary permanent catheter use)50
After removal of a bladder tumor (depending on development)50 - 100
Bladder removal including artificial urinary diversion80
Mild urinary incontinence (grade 1-3)0 - 40
Complete urinary incontinence50
Complete urinary incontinence with poor supply options60
Urinary tract fistula with fecal incontinence30 - 50
Artificial urinary diversion into the intestine30
Artificial urinary diversion to the outside50 - 80
Intestinal neobladder30


Male reproductive organs
illnessGdB value
Partial loss of the penis10 - 40
Complete loss of the penis50
Just an intact testicle0
Loss, shrinkage, or underdevelopment of both testicles0 - 40
Varicocele (hernia)0 - 10
Hydrocele (water fracture)0 - 10
Chronic bacterial inflammation of the prostate without micturition disorder0 - 10
Chronic bacterial inflammation of the prostate with persistent disturbance or pain20


Female reproductive organs
illnessGdB value
Unilateral masectomy (loss of the breast)30
Bilateral masectomy (loss of the breast)40
Quadrant or segmental section of the breast0 - 20
After removal of a breast tumor / breast cancer depending on the stage50 - 80
Sterility or loss of the uterus 0 - 20
After removal of a cervical tumor depending on the stage50 - 80
Underdeveloped ovaries or ovarian loss0 - 40
Mild endometriosis0 - 10
Medium endometriosis20 - 40
Severe endometriosis50 - 60
Urinary vaginal fistulas50 - 60
Rectal vaginal fistula60 - 70
Cloak formation due to urinary tract-rectal-vaginal fistula100
Low urinary incontinence0 - 10
Moderate urinary incontinence20 - 40
Severe urinary incontinence50 - 60
Vaginal-uterine aplasia40
Slight kraurosis vulvae0 - 10
Medium Kraurosis vulvae20 - 30
Severe kraurosis vulvae40
Complete removal of the vulva40


Face and head

All diseases that have to do with the head or face are rated under this point. These include diseases of the skull or brain.


Face and head
illnessGdB value
Simple skull fractures without complications0
Small gaps in the skull0 - 10
Skull scars on the skull with significant loss of bone mass30
Minor facial disfigurement10
Medium facial disfigurement20 - 30
Significant facial disfigurement50
Slight sensory disturbances in the face10
Severe sensory disturbances in the face20 - 30
Mild facial neuralgia0 - 10
Medium facial neuralgia20 - 40
Severe facial neuralgia50 - 60
Very severe facial neuralgia70 - 80
Real migraines with mild gradients0 - 10
Real migraines of moderate severity20 - 40
Real migraines with severe courses50 - 60
Unilateral peripheral facial palsy with minor residual palsy0 - 10
Unilateral peripheral facial palsy with severe residual palsy or contractures20 - 30
Unilateral peripheral facial palsy with complete paralysis40
Bilateral peripheral facial palsy with complete paralysis50


skin

The skin is the largest organ in the human body. Therefore, skin diseases are a common sight. When assessing skin diseases, the size, location, and effects of the disease are assessed. It also plays a role whether the disease is permanent (chronic) or only occurs temporarily. In the case of distortions, the impact on professional life and psyche must be included in the assessment.


skin
illnessGdB value
Contact eczema of minor extent and rarely occurring0 - 10
Other contact eczema20 - 30
Minor atopic eczema (limited)0 - 10
Prolonged atopic eczema20 - 30
Atopic eczema with generalized skin manifestations40
Atopic eczema requiring intensive outpatient treatment several times a year 50
Minor seborrheic dermatitis0 - 10
Other seborrheic dermatitis (depending on the extent)20 - 30
Rarely occurring urticaria (chronically relapsing)0 - 10
Common urticaria (chronically relapsing)20 - 30
Severe chronic relapsing urticaria40 - 50
Mild to moderate acne vulgaris0 - 10
Severe to moderate acne vulgaris20 - 30
Mild to moderate acne conglobata30 - 40
Severe to moderate acne conglobataat least 50
Slightly widespread rosacea0 - 10
Very widespread rosacea20 - 30
Minor psoriasis vulgaris0 - 10
Medium psoriasis vulgaris20
Severe psoriasis vulgaris30 - 50
Mild erythroderma40
Medium erythroderma50 - 60
Severe erythroderma70 - 80
Mild ichthyosis0 - 10
Medium ichthyosis20 - 40
Severe ichthyosis50 - 80
Limited mycosis0 - 10
Mycosis with infestation of the fingers20
Chronic recurrent erysipelas without permanent lymphedema10
Other chronic recurrent erysipelas (depending on the severity of the lymphedema)20 - 40
Rarely occurring, chronically relapsing herpes simplex of small extent0 - 10
More frequent, chronically relapsing herpes simplex with greater extent20
Complete hair loss (also affects eyelashes and eyebrows)30
Minor pigment disorders on the face or hands10
Extensive pigmentation disorders on the face or hands20
Development of skin cancer / skin tumor of stage pT1-2, pN0-2 or M0 50
Development of skin cancer / a skin tumor in other stages80


Nervous system and psyche

Mental illnesses or illnesses of the nervous system are also listed in the GdB table. These can be injuries to the brain as well as disorders in the brain. In the assessment, a distinction is made between isolated syndromes and other causes. This also has an impact on a possible severely disabled allowance. Illnesses also include narcolepsy, depression, or alcohol addiction. Dementia diseases belong in this complex.


dementia
illnessGdB value
Mild dementia - depending on the severity30 - 40
Medium dementia - depending on the severity50 - 60
Severe dementia Dementia - depending on the severity70 - 100

In the case of dementia, the accompanying symptoms are also assessed, e.g. walking difficulties or helplessness.



Nervous system and psyche
illnessGdB value
Brain damage with little impairment in performance30 - 40
Brain damage with moderate performance impairment50 - 60
Brain damage with severe performance impairment70 - 100
Brain damage with mild mental disorders30 - 40
Brain damage with moderate mental disorders50 - 60
Brain damage with severe mental disorders70 - 100
Slight brain damage with central vegetative disorders (e.g. sleep disorders) 30
Medium brain damage with central vegetative disorders (possibly with syncopal seizures)40
Severe brain damage with central vegetative disorders (frequent seizures) 50
Coordination or balance disorders when walking and standing (cerebral cause)30 - 100
Mild cognitive performance disorders due to brain damage (e.g. restaphasia)30 - 40
Moderate cognitive performance disorders due to brain damage (e.g. apraxia, aphasia or agnosia)50 - 80
Severe cognitive performance disorders due to brain damage (e.g. global aphasia)90 - 100
Slight residual paralysis / tonus disorders of the limbs (cerebral causes)30
Hemiplegia (complete paralysis of the arm and leg) 100
Unilateral or bilateral Parkinson's disease with minor disorders30 - 40
Unilateral or bilateral Parkinson's disease with distinct disorders50 - 70
Unilateral or bilateral Parkinson's syndrome with severe disorders (including immobility)80 - 100
Epileptic seizures that occur very rarely and have long pauses (several months)40
Epileptic seizures that occur rarely and have breaks of several weeks50 - 60
Epileptic seizures which occur with medium frequency and have breaks of several days60 - 80
Epileptic seizures that occur often (up to daily)90 - 100
Slight developmental disorders in motor skills, language or attention without affecting overall development10
Developmental disorders in motor skills, language or attention depending on the effects on overall development20 - 50
Global developmental disorders in the areas of communication, motor skills, gaming behavior, social interaction, independence30 - 100
Slight dyslexia / isolated arithmetic disorder (partial cognitive weaknesses) - school performance is hardly affected0 - 10
Moderate dyslexia / isolated arithmetic disorder (partial cognitive weaknesses) with difficulty concentrating20 - 40
Severe dyslexia / isolated arithmetic disorder (partial cognitive weaknesses) with strong effects50
Intelligence deficit or limited mental capacity with little impact30 - 40
Intelligence deficit or limited mental performance with moderate effects50 - 70
Intelligence deficit or impaired mental performance with a strong impact80 - 90
Intelligence deficit or limited mental capacity with very strong effects100
Mild autistic syndrome50 - 80
Mild autistic syndrome100
Other psychosocial and emotional disorders of considerable duration50 - 80
Psychosis in the florid stage lasting more than half a year50 - 100
Schizophrenic residual state with single and minor residual symptoms0
Schizophrenic residual without social adjustment disorders10 - 20
Schizophrenic residual state with mild social adjustment disorders30 - 40
Schizophrenic residual state with moderate social adjustment disorders50 - 70
Schizophrenic residual state with severe social adjustment disorders80 - 100
Affective psychosis with up to 2 phases per year (duration of several weeks)30 - 50
Affective psychosis with frequent phases lasting several weeks60 - 100
Affective psychosis with preceding depressive phases50
Other affective psychoses30
Mild mental disorders0 - 20
Moderate mental disorders (e.g. depression or phobic disorders)30 - 40
Severe mental disorders (e.g., severe obsessive-compulsive disorder)50 - 100


Spinal cord damage
illnessGdB value
Slight incomplete damage to the cervical cord (effects on both sides). No disturbance of rectal function or bladder function.30 - 60
Incomplete chest marrow damage or lumbar marrow damage (partial paralysis of both legs). No disturbance of rectal function or bladder function.30 - 60
Incomplete thoracic or lumbar marrow damage (partial paralysis of both legs) and impaired rectal or bladder function.60 - 80
Incomplete to complete damage to the cervical or chest marrow with paralysis of the arms and legs as well as rectal or bladder function.100


Immune system, blood, blood-forming organs

Diseases in the blood or in hematopoietic organs are essentially associated with functional disorders of organs or effects on organs. Damage to the immune system affects the frequency of infections. The diseases in the GdB table include non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia or anemia.


Immune system, blood, blood-forming organs
illnessGdB value
Loss of the spleen before the age of 820
Loss of the spleen after the age of 810
Hodgkin disease stages 1 - 3a50 - 100
Stage 3b - 4 Hodgkin disease60 - 100
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (e.g. chronic lymphocytic leukemia) without specific symptoms - no treatment required30 - 40
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (e.g. chronic lymphocytic leukemia) with symptoms in some cases - treatment required50 - 70
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (e.g. chronic lymphocytic leukemia) with severe symptoms80 - 100
Highly malignant non-Hodgkin lymphomas by the end of intensive therapy100
Highly malignant non-Hodgkin lymphoma after which a three-year complete remission is necessary80
Myeloma (plasmacytoma) with minor symptoms - no need for treatment30 - 40
Myeloma (plasmacytoma) with moderate symptoms - treatment required50 - 70
Myeloma (plasmacytoma) with severe symptoms80 - 100
Myeloid leukemia in the chronic phase50 - 80
Myeloid leukemia in the acute phase100
Other mild chronic myeloproliferative diseases (e.g. essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia vera)10 - 20
Other moderate chronic myeloproliferative diseases (e.g. osteomyelosclerosis)30 - 40
Other severe chronic myeloproliferative diseases (e.g., moderate anemia)50 - 70
Other very severe chronic myeloproliferative diseases (e.g. severe enlargement of the spleen)80 - 100
Acute leukemia until the end of intensive therapy100
Acute leukemia after which a three-year complete remission is necessary60
Myelodysplastic syndrome with weak effects10 - 20
Myelodysplastic syndrome with moderate effects (e.g., occasional transfusions)30 - 40
Severe myelodysplastic syndrome (e.g., recurrent infections)50 - 80
Myelodysplastic syndrome with very severe effects (e.g. leukemic infections)100
Bone marrow transplant with a 3-year healing period100
Low impact anemia (no specific disorders)0 - 10
Moderate impact anemia (occasional transfusions)20 - 40
Severe anemia (prolonged transfusions)50 - 70
Mild plasma blood diseases and hemophilia20
Moderate plasma blood diseases and haemophilia (intermittent and permanent bleeding)30 - 80
Severe plasma blood diseases and haemophilia (AHG less than 1%)80 - 100
Other bleeding disorders with no effect10
Other bleeding disorders with moderate effects20 - 40
Other bleeding disorders with serious effects50 - 70
Other bleeding disorders with a constant, clinically manifest bleeding tendency (life-threatening bleeding)80 - 100
Immunodeficiency without clinical symptoms0
Immune defects with increased susceptibility to infection20 - 50
HIV infection without clinical symptoms10
HIV infection with low performance impairment (lymphadenopathy syndrome - LAS)30 - 40
HIV infection with moderate performance impairment (AIDS related complex - ARC)50 - 80
HIV infection with severe performance impairment (AIDS full screen)100


Organ of vision (eyes)

Visual impairments are very serious, especially for older people. Visual disturbances and irritation or sensitivity to external influences are essential parts of the table. Visual acuity, visual field determination and partial functions of vision are further important points.


Organ of vision (eyes)
illnessGdB value
Loss of lens in one eye with corrected artificial lens or contact lens - visual acuity 0.4 and more10
Loss of lens in one eye with corrected artificial or contact lens - visual acuity 0.1 to 0.3920
Loss of lens in an eye with a corrected artificial lens or contact lens - visual acuity less than 0.125 - 30
Strabismus (eye muscle paralysis) when one eye has to be excluded from seeing because of the double vision30
Strabismus (eye muscle paralysis) with one-sided image suppression10
Complete closure of the eye (cannot be corrected) due to paralysis of the upper eyelid30
Other eye muscle paralysis10 - 20
Unilateral misalignment of the eyelids0 - 10
Bilateral misalignment of the eyelids10 - 20
Visual field defects Homonymous hemianopia40
Visual field deficits Bitemporal hemianopia30
Visual field deficits Binasal hemianopia with ambidextrous vision10
Visual field defects Binasal hemianopia with loss of binocular vision30
Visual field deficits homonymous quadrant above20
Visual field defects, homonymous quadrant below30
Complete loss of both lower halves of the visual field60
Nasal loss of one half of the visual field with loss or blindness of the other eye60
Temporal loss of one half of the visual field with loss or blindness of the other eye70
Narrowing of the field of view with narrowing on all sides depending on the degree10 - 100
Irregular visual field defects with at least 1/3 of the area lost20
Irregular visual field deficits with at least 2/3 of the area lost50
After removal of an eye tumor in the first five years, a healing test if the tumor is limited to the eyeball (also removal of the eyeball)50
After removal of an eye tumor in the first five years, a healing test with other effects80 - 100


Upper airways, oral cavity and throat, and lungs and chest

This section of the table lists diseases affecting the soft tissues of the oral cavity, temporomandibular joints, salivary glands, and tongue. The consequences for the chewing apparatus as well as the speaking apparatus and swallowing processes must be observed in particular. In addition, lung diseases and chest diseases are assessed here.


Upper airways, oral cavity and pharynx
illnessGdB value
Broken lips with persistent salivation20 - 30
Frey syndrome (external saliva fistula) with low secretion10
Other Frey syndrome (external saliva fistula)20
Impaired saliva secretion (dryness in the mouth or increased salivation)0 - 20
Severe malfunction of the tongue due to paralysis or tissue loss30 - 50
Obstruction of the mouth opening with serious effects on food intake20 - 40
Jaw clamp affecting diet or language50
Partial loss of the lower jaw with pseudoarthrosis - no impairment when chewing or speaking0 - 10
Partial loss of the lower jaw with pseudoarthrosis - severe impairment when chewing or speaking20 - 50
Partial loss of the upper jaw - no impairment when chewing or speaking0 - 10
Partial loss of the upper jaw - severe impairment in chewing or speaking20 - 40
Extensive loss of teeth - only inadequate prosthetic restoration for more than half a year10 - 20
Considerable partial loss of the alveolar process with functional impairment that cannot be fully compensated20
Palate defect with defective prosthesis30
Loss of the palate without the possibility of correction with a prosthesis50
Fully developed cleft lip (fully insulated) - depending on the severity30 - 50
Cleft lip and jaw until the end of the first treatment60 - 70
Cleft lip and jaw up to closure of the cleft50
Cleft lip and palate with impaired hearing and nasal breathing100
Cleft lip and palate to closure of the cleft50
Total cleft palate and leaflet (without cleft jaw) by the end of the first treatment100
Submucosal cleft palate or isolated leaflet - until the end of the treatment0 - 30
Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) without impairing food intake0 - 10
Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) with severe impairment of food intake20 - 40
Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) with strong effects on nutritional status and frequent aspiration50 - 70
Partial loss of the larynx depending on the effects on speaking behavior and the body's condition20 - 50
Partial loss of the larynx after removal of a tumor in the early stages (T1 N0 M0)50 - 60
Other partial loss of the larynx80
Loss of the entire larynx with a good substitute voice and no accompanying symptoms70
Loss of the entire larynx in other cases80
Loss of the entire larynx due to a tumor with 5 years of healing100
Tracheostoma (non-irritating) - e.g. tracheitis or bronchitis50 - 80
Tracheostomy with severe irritation50 - 80
Organic and functional voice disorder with low stress-related hoarseness0 - 10
Organic and functional voice disorder with persistent hoarseness20 - 30
Organic and functional voice disorder with whispering voice or voicelessness40 - 50
Speech disorders due to paralysis or changes in the throat or oral cavity - Understandable language10
Speech disorders due to paralysis or changes in the throat or oral cavity - speech difficult to understand20 - 40
Speech disorders due to paralysis or changes in the throat or oral cavity - speech is difficult to understand50
Slight stutter0 - 10
Moderate stuttering20
Severe stuttering30 - 40
Severe stuttering with barely understandable language50


Lungs and rib cage
illnessGdB value
Broken bones and breaks in the collarbone, ribs, or sternum0 - 10
Defects on the ribs with pleural rinds - not a malfunction0 - 10
Severe defects on the ribs with pleural rinds - with disfigurements 20
Pleural rinds or pleural adhesions without disturbances0 - 10
Mild chronic bronchiectasis or bronchitis - hardly any throwing up or coughing0 - 10
Severe chronic bronchiectasis or bronchitis - severe cough and sputum20 - 30
Pneumoconiosis (e.g. asbestosis, silicosis) without effects0 - 10
Minor disease of the respiratory organs with dyspnoea with moderate exertion20 - 40
Moderate disease of the respiratory organs with shortness of breath with light exertion50 - 70
Severe disease of the respiratory organs with shortness of breath with the least amount of stress80 - 100
5 years of healing after removal of a lung tumor or bronchial tumorat least 80
Moderate to severe impairment of lung function after removal of a lung tumor or bronchial tumor90 - 100
Rare bronchial asthma with mild attacks0 - 20
Frequent bronchial asthma with severe attacks30 - 40
Bronchial asthma series with severe attacks50
Mild bronchial asthma in children20 - 40
Medium bronchial asthma in children50 - 70
Severe bronchial asthma in children80 - 100
Mixed or obstructive sleep apnea syndrome without the need for nasal positive pressure ventilation0 - 10
Mixed or obstructive sleep apnea syndrome requiring nasal positive pressure ventilation20
Mixed or obstructive sleep apnea syndrome when nasal positive pressure ventilation cannot be performedat least 50
Contagious pulmonary tuberculosis100


Organs of equilibrium and hearing organs

Hearing impairment and hearing loss are important parts of this table. Tone audiograms and speech audiograms are used for assessment. An exact hearing loss can be found in another table. The degree of disability is determined depending on the hearing impairment. Benefits for blind or deaf people can be obtained from the state care allowance.


Organs of equilibrium and hearing organs
illnessGdB value
Deafness - Congenital or acquired up to 7 years of age - Probably lifelong100
Deafness with speech impairment - Acquired from 8 to 18 years of age - Likely for life100
Slight imbalance with little insecurity and dizziness0 - 20
Medium balance disorders with greater uncertainty and a tendency to fall30 - 40
Severe balance disorders with severe dizziness and difficulty walking / standing50 - 70
Impaired balance with inability to walk or stand80
Tinnitus (noises in the ears) without psychological side effects0 - 10
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) with strong psycho-vegetative side effects20
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) with severe restrictions (e.g. depression)30 - 40
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) with severe mental disordersat least 50
Otitis media (chronic) - unilateral secretion10
Otitis media (chronic) - bilateral persistent secretion20
Meniere's disease with rare seizures (1-2 times a year)0
Meniere's disease with more frequent seizures20 - 40