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Familienbeihilfe - Family Allowance

Family Allowance for Third-country Nationals

Citizens of third countries, i.e. not from the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, are entitled to family allowance if they are legally and permanently resident in Austria.

The lawfulness of the stay must be proven by means of a corresponding residence title in accordance with Section 8 Settlement and Residence Law 2005 (NAG 2005). A valid residence permit for the beneficiary and the child is a prerequisite for receiving family allowance.

Persons who have been granted asylum under the Asylum Act 2005 are entitled to family allowance for children who have been granted asylum under the Asylum Act 2005 from the month in which the asylum decision granting them asylum was granted.

Persons who have been granted subsidiary protection status under the Asylum Act 2005 are then entitled to family allowance for their children, who have also been granted this status, if they are employed or self-employed and they do not receive basic welfare benefits.

Application for Family Allowance / FinanzOnline

You can submit your family allowance application to the Austrian tax office electronically via FinanzOnline. This means that you do not have to go through official channels and can take care of your financial aid matters from the comfort of your own home with a click of the mouse. The new family allowance procedure FABIAN is currently being processed and expanded with regard to data exchange.

You can obtain the relevant application forms from the Internet (BMF forms). In particular, you will find the forms Beih 100 for applying for family allowance and Beih 3 for applying for the additional allowance for severely disabled children, as well as Beih 20 (application for direct payment for adult children).

Family Allowance Amounts 2022

Family allowance is graded according to age and number of children.

The following amounts apply to children who are permanently resident in Austria.

The family allowance is per child and month

from birth 114 Euros
from 3 years 121.9 Euros
from 10 years 141.5 Euros
from 19 years 165.1 Euros

The total monthly amount of family allowance increases due to the sibling scale for each child if they

  1. a) is granted for 2 children by 7.1 Euros for each child,
  2. b) granted for 3 children, by 17.4 Euros for each child,
  3. c) is granted for 4 children, by 26.5 Euros for each child,
  4. d) is granted for 5 children, by 32 Euros for each child,
  5. e) is granted for 6 children, by 35.7 Euros for each child,
  6. f) is granted for 7 and more children, by 52 Euros for each child

The supplement for a significantly disabled child is 155.9 Euros per month.

Child tax credit: together with the family allowance, a child tax credit is also paid out. This amounts to EUR 58.40 per child and does not have to be applied for separately.

Family Allowance Amounts 2022 cont’d

Family allowance after completion of school education: There is an entitlement to family allowance for adult children who have not yet reached the age of 24, and adult children who are severely disabled (§ 8 Para. 5) and who have not yet reached the age of 25 , for 4 months after completion of school education; subsequently for adult children who have not yet reached the age of 24, and adult children who are severely disabled (§ 8 Para. 5) and who have not yet reached the age of 25, until the start of further vocational training, if further vocational training is started at the earliest possible point in time after completing school education.

School start-up allowance: With the family allowance for September, a school start-up allowance of 100 euros is paid out for each child between the ages of 6 and 15; no separate application is required.

In 2019, the school start allowance will be granted for those children who were born between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013.

Child bonus: The child bonus of €360 will be paid out once in September 2020 together with the family allowance. No separate application is required.

Special family allowance: If there was an entitlement to family allowance for at least one month in the period from March 2020 up to and including February 2021, the entitlement to family allowance also exists in the subsequent period – regardless of the fulfillment of the entitlement requirements – up to and including March 2021 (in amount of the above amounts).

No separate application is required and these additional payments are arranged by the Austrian tax office.

If you have any questions, the Family Service staff of the Federal Chancellery are available by telephone on the free service number 0800 240 262 from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Multiple child supplement: There is a multiple child supplement of 20 euros per month for every third and further child living permanently in Germany or in the EU area for whom family allowance has been granted. A claim only exists if the taxable family income in the calendar year preceding the year for which the application is made did not exceed EUR 55,000. The multiple child supplement must be applied for separately for each calendar year at the responsible tax office in the context of the (employee) assessment. The multiple child allowance is not included in the following family allowance calculator.