Vienna currently has to shoulder the burden of providing basic care to 35 to 45 percent of all asylum seekers in Austria. Costs have previously been billed as a flat rate: 95 euros per day for children and youth, 48 euros for those in care needs and 25 euros for those living in organized accommodation.
However, in the federal capital, the actual cost is much higher than these flat rates. Until now, the Vienna Social Fund or NGOs had to cover the difference.
This is now over: from now on, the federal government in Vienna will cover this gap. All federal states should soon follow suit. This was reported by “Cron”. The condition for this is that the childcare quota has been met.
This new model aims to reduce the burden on Vienna and subsequently other federal states and aid organizations in terms of caring for migrants. The pilot project will run for four years and will be reviewed next year.
The relevant draft law was passed in the National Council on Thursday – only the FPÖ voted against it.