The Austrian government tightened the requirements for state social services. Asylum-seekers will in future get only the full minimum income of 863 euros in the month, if you have sufficient knowledge of the German language and their integration would have proved the will by the visit of value, rates, informed the German Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) and Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache (FPÖ) in Vienna. “English is a key to minimum security,” said Strache.

The black-blue government of the ÖVP and the right-wing populist FPÖ wants to continue to reduce the performance for recognized refugees who do not meet the conditions to 300 Euro. Less money there will be for families with several children. For third-country nationals and EU-citizens, the government is planning a five-year waiting period.

The number of Relating to them, this performance was reported to be last on 308.000 people. According to the Brief, this number has increased since 2012, half of the recipients come from the inside, and a receiver from abroad, and most of them live in turn, in Vienna. “The aim must be to stop with these measures, the immigration into our social security system. This is one of the major problems in the last few years,” said Vice-Chancellor Strache.

“poor condition for Integration”

The refugee Agency, UNHCR, criticized the draft. Refugees threatened at far below the poverty line. “This is a poor prerequisite for their Integration,” said Christoph Pinter, head of the UNHCR in Austria. Since English were provided for courses only after a positive asylum decision, did not mean to take a detour via the required language skills is a hidden waiting period for Refugees. “The thought control would thus be in line with the Geneva refugee Convention, the equal treatment of refugees with Austria provides for indoor and Austrians”, argued the refugee Agency.

According to the law of the government, which is to take effect in April, 2019 in force, can count on certain groups but also with an increase in. Including people with a disability, Single parents, and people in need of care recipients.

increase in General, the ÖVP and the FPÖ after its own a representation with the Reform, incentives to employment for all recipients of minimum security. The leader of the ÖVP calculating that a family of six in Vienna could expect 2.227 Euro net per month plus family allowance (child allowance) to state support. This is significantly more than many working people have earned, said Short. By grading this family would now at 1,640 Euro net plus family aid. Unemployment will fall by this measure.

the reorganization of The social services at the Federal level is one of the core projects of the right-wing conservative government in Vienna. It has been formulated to meet their Considerations, you also under the impression of the court judgments. So far, the design of minimum income was in the direction of the nine provinces.

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