Unemployed people are supported either by the contribution-financed unemployment insurance (SGB III) or the tax-financed basic benefits (SGB II). The interfaces between the legal spheres of SGB III and SGB II must be further optimised. Employers, for example, do not want to have two points of contact just because unemployed people are served by different legal systems. In addition to improved incentives to work, a sustainable basic welfare system requires that the job centres be relieved of unnecessary administrative burdens and that benefit legislation be made less bureaucratic. Existing labour market policy support instruments must be combined more flexibly and sensible support chains formed in which the next support steps are planned in advance, what has been achieved is regularly reviewed and, if necessary, readjusted. Systematic skills diagnostics, intensive support in the necessary cases and follow-up support even after successful integration are crucial in order to stabilise and secure employment.