Registered disabled people
Registered disabled people benefit from numerous advantages. Amongst other things, they have an increased protection against redundancy/dismissal and entitlement to financial supports and additional holidays when stated in the respective collective agreement, employment regulations or company agreements.
Employers may receive financial supports and tax reductions. They do not have to pay the “Ausgleichstaxe” (compensation payment for not fulfilling the duty to employ disabled people).
Austrian citizens with a degree of disability of at least 50% can apply for their registration as disabled persons at the “Sozialministeriumservice” (service point of the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs), where medically qualified staff determines their degree of disability.
You can find general information to the topics registration as disabled person, employment of disabled people as well as tasks of representatives of disabled people under the following links:
- Arbeiterkammer (Austrian Chamber of Labour)
- Bundeskanzleramt (Austrian Federal Chancellery)
- Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales und Konsumentenschutz (Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection)
- Sozialministeriumservice (service point of the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs)
- Behinderteneinstellungsgesetz (BEinstG) (Disabled Employment Act)
- Bundesbehindertengesetz (Austrian Federal Law for Disabled People)
- Bundesgesetz über die Gleichstellung von Menschen mit Behinderungen (Bundes-Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz, BGStG) (Austrian Federal Act on the Equalization of Persons with Disability)
- Bundes-Verfassungsgesetz (Austrian Federal Constitution Act)
- Einschätzungsverordnung (Austrian Regulation for the Grading and Assessment of Disabilities)
- Übereinkommen über die Rechte von Menschen mit Behinderungen (UN-Konvention) (UN Convention on Disability Rights)