In 2020 a total of 260 114 persons were supported by the minimum income
scheme (“Mindestsicherung”) and social assistance (“Sozialhilfe”)
The majority of the recipients were supported longer than 6 months. 2020, for 74% the length of support has been 7 up to 12 months, whereas 14% received cash benefits for 3 months at most. The average length of support relating to the reporting year reached 9.6 months in Vienna which was far above the other Laender.
The total expenditure (subsistence, housing needs, protection in case
of sickness) were €959 million
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