If the service provider rejects the objection again, insured persons can take legal action before the social court. The Administrative Court is responsible for appeals against decisions of the Integration Office/Inclusion Office.
The notice of appeal in the letter of rejection must indicate that the complaint can be filed within one month and must name the competent social court. If this information on the right of appeal is missing in the notice of objection, the period for filing an action is extended to one year.
The period begins when the insured person has received the notice of objection.
Insured persons may submit the complaint in writing to the competent social court or record the complaint verbally. The registrars of the respective social court's office are responsible for this and will also help with the formulation.
There are no court fees for legal proceedings before the Social Court. Likewise, the state treasury will pay for any expert's report requested by the court. Should this be unfavourable to the insured, they can call in another expert of their own at their own expense.
Plaintiffs may inspect the files at court and represent themselves in court without legal assistance. However, due to the financial risks and complex legal matters, legal advice and legal assistance in court is recommended.