Press release: 12.611-202/21
– In 2020, a total of 260 114 persons
were supported by the minimum income scheme ("Mindestsicherung"),
as Statistics Austria reports. After the strong annual growth until
2016 and a stagnation in 2017, the number of supported persons decreased
by 7 569 (-2.8%) compared to the previous year. The minimum income scheme
comprises benefits to ensure people's means of subsistence and housing
needs, and to afford protection in case of sickness, pregnancy and childbirth.
The total expenditure
(subsistence, housing needs, protection in case of sickness) in 2020
amounted to €959 million (+46 million or +5.0% compared to 2019). Corresponding
to the number of recipients (66%, annual average), the major part thereof
was spent in Vienna (€662 million).
Data on the minimum income are based on information
submitted by the Laender according to an informal agreement.
For more detailed information please refer to the German
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