At the end of 2011, a total of 71 053 people received a long-term care allowance
on the basis of the care allowance acts of the Laender
In 2011, a total of just under 60% of provincial long-term care allowance beneficiaries lived in three federal provinces: Vienna (22%), Lower Austria (19%) and Styria (16%). The distribution by gender reveals that 65% of beneficiaries were female. In terms of the age structure, the beneficiaries of a provincial long-term care allowance were on average younger than those persons receiving a federal care allowance: in 2011 just 38% fell into the age group below 40 years of age, while the share of recipients above 60 years was 46%. A further difference to the federal long-term care allowance is that, pro-rata, greater numbers of provincial care allowance beneficiaries fall within the higher allowance levels than the lower levels. At the end of 2011, 29% of recipients drew a provincial long-term care allowance at levels 4 to 7.
Expenditure on the provincial long-term care allowance in 2011
was approximately €379 million (1.3% against the previous year and
Statistics of provincial long-term care allowance expires with reference year 2011 because responsibilities for long-term care allowance have been transferred from the Laender to the federal government (see social benefits at federal level) at the beginning of 2012.
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