The caregivers must obtain a trade licence at the place they work, i.e. the place where the client lives. It is possible to apply for the trade licence at the authority called Wirtschaftskammer (WKO), which is the Austrian equivalent for the Chamber of Commerce. The first registration (so-called Neugründer) is free of charge.
If the caregivers have already obtained a valid trade licence at the place of their permanent residence, they are required to:
If the caregivers do not have a trade licence at all, they are required to:
What documents do the caregivers need for registration?
The patients dependent on care, are under domestic law, entitled to a financial support, provided that they meet following requirements:
Patients can claim €550 per month for two registered caregivers.
Patients are entitled to half of the amoun, i.e. € 275 per month if they have only one registered caregiver. Families can only apply for financial support if their caregivers are registered as self-employed care workers with a free trade licence. It is not possible to claim financial support if the caregivers are not registered.
Entitled patients can apply for financial support nationwide by Federal Social Welfare Offices (Bundessozialamt). Please, refer to our website www.agenturpolly.sk for required forms and Federal Social Welfare Office contacts in Austria.
The social security contribution is up to €181.12 per month for each care worker (Neugründer).
This amount is to be paid directly to the caregiver by the patient after the end of the caregiver’s work shift interval which usually lasts 2 weeks.
|Supervision fee||55 € x 30 days||1650 €|
|Social security contribution||155 € x 2 people||310 €|
|Travel costs (round trip, in Vienna)||60 € x twice a month||120 €|
|Agency fee||77 € monthly||77 €|
|Funding (Federal Social Welfare Office)||monthly||– 550 €|
|Care allowance||level 4 / monthly||– 664 €|
|Monthly effort||943 €|
Travel, the change is organized by the agency (per journey Nové Zámky - Austria, Austria - Nové Zámky) for example:
Agency fee: 700 € / 9 months
The placement fee is always payable after the probationary period, not before the start of the care activity.
Social Security Contribution (SVA)
Per person, monthly 154,72 euros (new founders)