What is the difference between Germany and Austria! While needy single people in Germany will receive 563 euros per month from 2024 (an increase of 61 euros compared to today), the minimum income (social assistance) for single people or single parents in this country is more than 1053 euros. A difference of almost 500 euros!
German Social Affairs Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) spoke of an important step in connection with a planned increase of 61 euros in German citizen income. Overall, this is a good 12 percent increase, the SPD politician said. “Especially in times of crisis and times of crisis and upheaval, you have to be able to rely on the welfare state.”
Given the difference of 500 Euro (civil allowance, minimum security/social assistance), the Austrian welfare state appears to be particularly generous.
To explain: 5.5 million needy people in Germany are currently receiving so-called civic benefits, including 1.68 million unemployed. In January, the basic income replaced Hartz IV in its first form as part of the social reform of the traffic light government under Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD). The aim of the reform is to make it easier for the unemployed to enter the labor market, including higher qualifications and further training.