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The UN Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities initiated a societal and political change - away from a policy of care in special institutions towards self-determination and the accompanying processes of deinstitutionalisation in the areas of education, housing, and working life. This political change has found its way into the provision of benefits, services and facilities, according to SGB IX. In Saxony-Anhalt, benefits under Book IX of the Social Code are granted via the E|LSA. These benefits are provided in order to eliminate or mitigate the disability or its consequences and thus give disabled people the opportunity to participate in social life according to their own wishes. The program ensures that the assistance provided is tailored to the individual wishes and life goals of people with disabilities.