Viennese Housing Bonus ’23

Viennese Housing Bonus ’23

The Viennese Housing Bonus ’23 is a subsidy provided by the state of Vienna.

The city of Vienna sends an informational letter to every address in Vienna where one or more individuals have registered their primary residence by the cut-off date of June 28, 2023. The letter contains the password required for the online application.

A subsidy of 200 euros can be paid per Viennese address. You will receive the subsidy in the bank account you provided in the application. If you haven’t provided a bank account, the payment will be made by mail. Generally, the payment is processed a few business days after you apply.

Photo: www.michael-ludwig.wien
Photo: www.michael-ludwig.wien

Only one application can be submitted per address. If you reside in a supervised facility in Vienna, you can submit a separate application for yourself.

Requirements
Applications for the housing bonus can be made by individuals who have reached the age of 18 and have their primary residence registered at a Viennese address from June 28, 2023.

Your application will be automatically rejected if you registered at your address after the cut-off date.

You can still apply if you were registered at a Viennese address as your primary residence on the cut-off date and have subsequently moved. For a postal payment, you must provide your new address.

The following annual income limits apply:

€40,000 gross for a single individual residing at an address (according to § 1 para. 7 MeldeG).
€100,000 gross for multiple individuals residing at an address (according to § 1 para. 7 MeldeG).
Only the income of individuals who have reached the age of 18 is considered.

The income limit of €40,000 gross also applies if you have your primary residence in a supervised facility in Vienna.

The income limit of €100,000 gross applies, for example, if:

You are a single parent, and your minor child has their primary residence with you.
You live with your parents in a single-family house.
You live in a shared apartment with other individuals aged 18 or older who also have their primary residence there.
To be eligible to apply, your income must be below the income limits.

Your annual gross income is in the 2022 income tax assessment notice. If you do not have an income tax assessment notice for 2022, the assessment notice for 2021 is decisive. If you do not have an income tax assessment notice for 2021 and 2022, you can use the 2022 annual salary statement. The income in 2023 is not relevant for eligibility.

If you did not have taxable income from the seven sources of income under the Income Tax Act and only received one of the following benefits exclusively in 2022, you meet the requirements regarding income limits. The following benefits do not count toward the annual gross income.

Viennese minimum income support
Viennese basic provision
Housing allowance
ALVG and AMSG benefits such as unemployment benefits, emergency assistance, retraining allowance, subsistence support benefits, course cost benefits, and course-related cost benefits
AMFG benefits
Childcare allowance
Maternity allowance
Family equalization benefits such as a family allowance
Various benefits, such as student grants
Compensation and indemnity benefits such as victim pensions
Long-term care benefits
To be eligible to apply, the income of all adult individuals registered as having their primary residence at the respective address must be below the income limits.

Please note that you can only submit one application for each address.

Detailed eligibility criteria

Any wrongfully received benefits must be repaid.

Deadlines and Dates
Application:
You can submit your Viennese Housing Bonus ’23 application line from July 17, 2023, to September 30, 2023.

Letter Dispatch:
The letters containing the password for the online application will be sent out in batches between July 12 and July 21, 2023. Please refrain from contacting us until early August 2023 if you haven’t received a letter.

Responsible Authority
Department of Social Affairs, Social and Health Law (MA 40)
Phone: +43 1 4000-8040

Required Documents
No documents are required.

When filling out the online application, you need to provide the following information:

Password, which was sent by mail to each Viennese address
Name and date of birth of all individuals residing at the address as their primary residence
Contact information
Bank details
The password can be found on the first page of the informational letter. You can only use it for one application per address.

If you have lost the password or encountered issues with the delivery, please call the service hotline at +43 1 4000-8040.

Costs and Payment
None

Form
Online application for the Housing Bonus ’23
Online application for the Housing Bonus ’23 with Vienna City account
You can submit your Viennese Housing Bonus ’23 application online from July 17, 2023, to September 30, 2023.

The spelling of the name and date of birth must match the registration certificate; otherwise, you cannot submit an application.

If you have questions about the Viennese Housing Bonus ’23 or encounter any issues with the online application, please contact the service hotline at +43 1 4000-8040, available Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, except on public holidays.

Please call the service hotline if you cannot leave your home and require assistance with the application. Please note that contact should be made by phone only, as written or email inquiries will be processed later./www.wien.gv.at/wohnbonus23

You don’t have an account yet? 

MUST READ

Reach out for a handcrafted promotion of your business or product.

Latest News