Factsheet for case AT-2020-14/1248 – Updated – measures in Austria
|Country||Austria , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 April 2020 – 30 September 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Income protection beyond short-time work
– Extensions of income support to workers not covered by any kind of protection scheme
|Author||Bernadette Allinger (Forba) and Eurofound|
|Case created||05 October 2020 (updated 21 April 2021)|
Self-employed people with a disability have been entitled to a specific "bridging subsidy" in the amount of €267 per month (equalisation tax, amount for 2020), long before the Corona crisis hit the country. This support is available to self-employed people with a degree of disability of at least 50%.
The subsidy applies to disabled persons who are either self-employed in companies with a maximum of five employees at the time of application or are mainly active themselves (sole proprietors) and who can demonstrate a disability-related additional expenditure, which represents a significant burden for entrepreneurial activity.
In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, the subsidy was slightly amended: The need to demonstrate the need for the subsidy due to disability-related expenses has been omitted. The bridging subsidy is available to disabled persons whose employment is threatened by the Corona pandemic, even without proof of disability needs. This applies to applications submitted until 30 June 2020 for a period of three months. The amount received per month is at €267.
One person or microenterprises
|Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The social partners' involvement is unknown.
No views on or reactions to the measure by the social partners could be identified.
Eurofound (2020), Bridging subsidy Corona for self-employed with a disability, case AT-2020-14/1248 (measures in Austria), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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