Family benefits

The benefits paid out of the Family Burdens Equalisation Fund (Familienlastenausgleichsfonds – FLAF) are the most important instruments in support of families in Austria, including in particular family allowance and childcare benefit.

The data presented annually on the number of beneficiaries is mainly from tabulations of the Ministry for Family Affairs; information about the expenditure of the FLAF is extracted from the closed accounts of Federal Government.

S: Ministry for Family Affairs; Public Employment Service (Arbeitsmarktservice); Austrian Federal Computing Center (Bundesrechenzentrum). Compiled on 21 September 2022. – Familiy allowance data for 2021 are not available at the release date.

S: Closed accounts of Federal Government. Compiled on 31 August 2022. – Other: Covers amongst others benefits for families in distress, family counselling centre, advances on maintenance payments, transfers. – 2021: Preliminary closed accounts of Federal Government as at March 2022.

S: Ministry for Family Affairs. Compiled on 13 September 2021. – Children of foreigners are children with foreign or Austrian nationality of persons with EU, EEA or third country nationals.

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