Scientific monitoring and evaluation of the pilot project “Case Management for return to working life in the event of reduced earning capacity pension with interval rehabilitation”
The pilot project “Case Management for return to working life in the event of reduced earning capacity pension with interval rehabilitation”, requested by the German Pension Insurance (Deutsch: Deutsche Rentenversicherung, DRV) Rhineland, was funded over a period of five years as part of the rehapro federal programme of the Federal Minestry of Labour and Social Affairs (Deutsch: Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales, BMAS). The project focuses on humans who claim a reduced earning capacity pension (Deutsch: Erwerbsminderungsrente, EM-Rente) due to a mental illness.
In order to support the vocational participation, persons already drawing a reduced earning capacity pension receive a continuous and apposite care by a rehabilitation case manager of the DRV Rhineland. Interval rehabilitation of this kind is intended to enable a gradual participation in working life in line with the FREEMI principle of “rehabilitation during pension”. That sort of networked offer is created by a cooperation of the DRV Rhineland with various medical rehabilitation clinics and – in view of a potential vocational rehabilitation – corresponding rehabilitative institutions (e. g. vocational promotion centers, vocational training centers).
The scientific montoring and evaluation of FREEMI is carried out by the Department of Health Psychology of the RWTH Aachen University. The aim of the scientific support is to gain knowledge concerning the statutory development and implementation. Both, formative and summative evaluation are applied, whereby structural, process and result quality are taken into account with regard to the implementation and realization of the concept.
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