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  1. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Family charges Equalisation Act (BGBl. I Nr. 50/2015) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-04-22 | Date of entry into force: 2015-03-01 | AUT-2015-L-101857

    Amendments pertaining to:
    -Increase in family allowance for a considerably handicapped child
    -Automatically processed payout of family benefits.

  2. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Artists Social Insurance Fund and Arts funding contribution Act (BGBl. I Nr. 15/2015) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-01-13 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | AUT-2015-L-101853

    Article 1. Amendments to the Artists Social Insurance Fund and Arts funding contribution law: new:
    Section 4 Aid to artists:
    § 25a. Purpose of the aid
    § 25b. Guidelines for granting aid
    § 25c. Granting of aid
    § 25d. Advisory Council on the granting of aids
    Covered by defined contribution in the statutory social security insurance
    Article 2. Amendments to the Arts funding contribution law: evaluation of the impact of changing expenditure structure is to be made by 31st December 2017.

  3. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    International Maintenance Payments Act 2014 ((BGBl. I Nr. 34/2014) (Auslandsunterhaltsgesetz 2014 - AUG 2014) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2014-05-26 | Date of entry into force: 2014-08-01 | AUT-2014-L-98830

    Section 1. General provisions
    Scope of application
    Designation of Central Authority
    Tasks of Central Authority
    Section 2. Strengthening of Maintenance
    Process' types
    Application through Central Authorities
    Claim types
    Application requirements
    Processing of applications in foreign countries
    Processing of applications from foreign countries
    Legal assistance
    Special provisions
    Exemptions and concessions
    Section 3. Supplementary provisions
    Implementation of specific measures
    Information about employment or insurance contracts
    Transfer of funds
    Legal aid seeker
    Execution of fraction titles
    Transitional and final provisions
    Linguistic equality

  4. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Law to amend the Law on the Supervision of the Insurance (VAG-Novelle 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-11-24 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2002-01-01 | AUT-2000-L-58706

    Makes amendments with regard to appointed mediators; the acquisition of shares; index and tables; and additional supervision of insurance companies.

  5. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Act amending the Invalidity Act (Bundesbehindertengesetz) (No. 177/1999).

    Adoption: 1999-08-19 | AUT-1999-L-58152

    Amends the Invalidity Act with regard to counselling concerning technical aids and guide dogs.

  6. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Act amending the General Social Insurance Act (No. 173).

    Adoption: 1999-08-19 | AUT-1999-L-59115

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to Sections 8, 16, 73, 128, 175, 176, 479, 572, 580 and 581 of the General Social Insurance Act (Allgemeines Sozialversicherungsgesetz).

  7. Austria - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs concerning guidelines on the phasing-out of emergency social assistance.

    Adoption: 1995-05-31 | Date of entry into force: 1995-05-01 | AUT-1995-R-41086

    Sets the standards for child-care centers for children of parents needing social assistance. Local communities to pay one-third of the relevant costs.

  8. Austria - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Interior Ministry on Federal Care for Asylum Seekers (Federal Care Ordinance) (Text No. 31)

    Adoption: 1992-01-14 | AUT-1992-R-28980

    This ordinance adopted under Section 6 of the Federal Care Act 1991, governs federal care for asylum seekers

  9. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 27 June 1989 amending the Unemployment Insurance Act 1977 and the General Social Insurance Act (as amended to 1989). Text No. 364.

    Adoption: 1989-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 1989-08-01 | AUT-1989-L-8152

    Under amended s.10(1) of the Unemployment Insurance Act, an unemployed person who refuses employment or training is deprived of unemployment benefits for at least four weeks after the refusal (or six or eight weeks in the case of a second and third refusal during a one-year period). The amendments also revise the prerequisites for initial entitlement to benefits (s.14), the maximum number of weeks of benefits (s.18) and the reckoning of time spent on involuntarily reduced hours, maternity leave or training (s.21). The amendment Act sets forth new benefit tables and amends provisions concerning benefits available under other social insurance schemes and the treatment of spouse's earnings. New provisions specify rights of unemployed persons who have contributed to schemes in countries covered by a bilateral agreement with Austria on unemployment insurance.

  10. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 1 March 1989 amending the Physicians Act 1984, and Federal Acts amending the Physicians Act 1984, the General Social Insurance Act and the Federal Act laying down rules for nursing services, medical-technical services and the public health service. Text No. 138.

    Adoption: 1989-03-01 | Date of entry into force: 1989-01-01 | AUT-1989-L-8353

    Concerns training institutions.

  11. Austria - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of 3 February 1989 on simplifying the method of notification and the contributions method for unemployment insurance, sickness and accident insurance and pension insurance for persons receiving income support assistance. Text. No. 96.

    Adoption: 1989-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1989-07-01 | AUT-1989-R-8247

  12. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 25 November 1987 amending the federal Act on granting working assistance benefits (weekly payments) to mothers who are self-employed in the liberal professions, agriculture and forestry (2nd amendment to that Act). Text No. 613.

    Adoption: 1987-11-25 | AUT-1987-L-4482

    Amends ss. 1(2), 5(2) and 6(4) of the Act (BGBl. 359/1982, as amended) in conjunction with changes made in the Farmers' Social Security Act.

  13. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 25 November 1987 amending the law regarding social rights (Social Rights Amendment 1988 Act; 44th amendment to the General Social Security Act; amendment of the Special Assistance Act and of the Act on night shift work and heavy work). Text No. 609.

    Adoption: 1987-11-25 | AUT-1987-L-4485

    This Act introduces numerous amendments to the General Social Security Act (LS 1955 - Aus. 3... 1961 - Aus. 2), particularly in regard to retirement pensions, employment injury and sickness insurance. In a measure to be phased in by 1994, time spent in full-time education will no longer count towards entitlement to a pension. In addition, the period on which average wages are based for purposes of calculating a pension will be extended from 10 to 15 years, also on a phased-in basis until 1992. Where a person receives two pensions, a portion of the second pension which exceeds a certain amount will be withheld. The Act also provides for pension insurance for time spent caring for a handicapped child and introduces new provisions regarding employment injuries involving a person who is over the age of 50. Finally, it contains transitional measures under the Special Assistance Act (BGBl. 642/1973, as amended) and the Act on night shift work and heavy work (BGBl. 354/1981, as amended).

  14. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 25 November 1987 amending the Social Insurance Act for persons in the liberal professions (13th amendment to that Act). Text No. 610.

    Adoption: 1987-11-25 | AUT-1987-L-4486

    Introduces numerous amendments to the above-cited Act (BGBl. 560/1978, as amended), particularly in relation to retirement pensions, employment injury and sickness insurance for white collar employees. In a measure to be phased in until 1994, time spent in full-time education will no longer count towards entitlement to a pension. In addition, the period on which average wages are based for calculating a pension is reduced from 15 to 10 years, also on a phased-in basis until 1992. The Act further contains provisions on employment injuries involving persons over the age of 50, determination of invalidity and a series of transitional measures.

  15. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 25 November 1987 amending the Farmers' Social Insurance Act (11th amendment to that Act). No. 611.

    Adoption: 1987-11-25 | AUT-1987-L-4487

    This Act makes numerous amendments to the Farmers' Social Security Act (BGBl. 559/1978, as amended), particularly regarding retirement pensions, employment injury and sickness insurance. It contains provisions on employment injuries involving persons over the age of 50 and determination of invalidity, as well as a series of transitional provisions.

  16. Austria - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of 12 August 1987 amending the Order on emergency assistance. Text No. 417.

    Adoption: 1987-08-12 | AUT-1987-R-4327

    Adds new subsections (6) to (8) to s. 6 of the Order of 10 July 1973 (BGBl. 352) in regard to what constitutes income.

  17. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Special Assistance Act (Sonderunterstützungsgesetz). Text No. 642.

    Adoption: 1973-11-30 | AUT-1973-L-15518

    Federal Act respecting the grant of special assistance to persons previously employed in certain establishments which have been obliged to restrict their activities or close down.

  18. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    General Social Insurance (Amendment) Act (No. 29). Text No. 31.

    Adoption: 1972-12-16 | AUT-1972-L-16327

    A federal Act to amend the General Social Insurance Act [of 9 Sep. 1955: LS 1955 - Aus. 3 ... 1961 - Aus. 2]. Numerous amendments.

  19. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    General Social Insurance (Amendment) Act (No. 28). Text No. 162.

    Adoption: 1972-04-26 | AUT-1972-L-16320

    A federal Act to amend the General Social Insurance Act [of 9 Sep. 1955: LS 1955 - Aus. 3 ... 1961 - Aus. 2].


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