Minimum income scheme and social assistance

Beneficiaries

Annual average 2020
207 122
Sunk 2.4 % compared to 2019

Expenditure

Year 2020
959 mn euro
Gone up 5.0 % compared to 2019

Average monthly amount per community in need

Year 2020
699 euro
Gone up 4.7 % compared to 2019

Description

Statistics of minimum income scheme and social assistance is about benefits of provinces and municipalities outside residential institutions to sustain a person’s livelihood and housing and to provide protection in the case of sickness, pregnancy and birth (primarly as inclusion in the statutory health insurance system of persons who were previously not covered).

From the beginning of the transistion period in 2020 the statistics consists of data on minimum income scheme and on social assistance. This period will last as far as all provinces have completely implemented the social assistance on the basis of the Sozialhilfe-Grundsatzgesetz and the Sozialhilfe-Statistikgesetz

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Highlights

Beneficiaries of minimum income scheme and social assistance 2017-2020, annual average (table)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Mindestsicherungs- und Sozialhilfestatistik. Compiled on 6 September 2021.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Mindestsicherungs- und Sozialhilfestatistik. Compiled on 6 September 2021.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Mindestsicherungs- und Sozialhilfestatistik. Compiled on 6 September 2021. - Lower Austria and Vorarlberg partially missing values.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Mindestsicherungs- und Sozialhilfestatistik. Compiled on 6 September 2021. - Community in need ("Bedarfsgemeinschaft") is the unit for which the amount of the benefit (subsistence and housing) is calculated. It consists either of one person or of several persons. A household may comprise more than one community in need.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Mindestsicherungs- und Sozialhilfestatistik. Compiled on 6 September 2021. - Subsistence, housing and help in case of sickness, pregnancy and birth.

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2021-09-14 file Minimum income scheme 2020: number of supported persons decreased by 2.8% to 260 114
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