The knowledge of entitlements according to social law and of means of their enforcement is the basis for providing further social work and for helping clients make decisions and act in other areas. For example, someone who cannot tell a woman living in a violent relationship what she may live on after a divorce (day-to-day living expenses, income…) and if she is entitled to adequate retirement benefits, does not need to speak about other social and emotional challenges of a divorce. Besides practical questions the seminar provides an overview of the system of basic material provision and its recent changes in the area of social law.
The system of basic material provision in Austria
Social security in Austria: health insurance, casualty insurance, unemployment insurance, retirement pension insurance, social law - amending law 2012 (rehabilitation allowance)
Social benefits and needs-based minimum benefit
Help for people with impairment: disability aid of provinces and of the Federal Government, the Disability Employment Act, nursing allowance
Help for families: child care benefit, family allowance, alimony advance
DSA Mag. Elisabeth Weber-Schigutt
Qualified social worker, lawyer, registered mediator for issues of civil right, training for applied psychotraumatology in counselling and pedagogics (trauma counsellor). Teaching at the NÖ Landesakademie and the St. Pölten UAS.