Good news for nurses! Nursing staff will receive a bonus of 2,460 euros in 2023, significantly more than the approximately 2,000 euros paid out (increased by 500 euros only in Lower Austria) last year. To ensure the best possible care and support, the working conditions of the nursing staff urgently need to be improved, emphasized Social Minister Johannes Rauch. With an amendment introduced on Wednesday, the monthly payment will be fixed uniformly throughout Austria. The motion on the Entgelterhöhungs-Zweckzuschussgesetz (EEZG), introduced in the Social Affairs Committee, provides uniform conditions for…Read More
Day: January 26, 2023
Is corona vaccination becoming an annual booster?
The Covid-19 vaccine was the best tool to prevent severe disease progression during the corona pandemic. But Sars-CoV-2 will remain with the world. How best to deal with it is what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is having a panel of experts discuss Thursday. On the table is a proposal for an annual two-dose vaccination for infants, the elderly and the immunocompromised. “Food and Drug Administration scientists are proposing to make Covid-19 immunization a regular, once-a-year vaccination with an adjustment for each current Sars-CoV-2 strain, say the documents,…Read More
105 € per person for the new electricity cost supplement subsidy
The government’s electricity subsidy will be increased once again. Larger households with more than three people will now get extra money. The government announced a new cash bonus this week in a surprise move. The motion for the necessary amendment to the Electricity Cost Subsidy Act was sent to the parliamentary parties late Tuesday evening, and Wednesday, as of 10 a.m., the decision was already made during a special session of the National Council. The facts at a glance: The money bonus is only available for households with more than…Read More
Austrian Finance warns against fake emails
The fraudulent emails with the subject “Final warning! You will receive a tax refund” or “[Reminder] Your tax refund is ready!” contain the information that the recipients will receive a 578.99 euro tax refund and should disclose their data for this purpose. The BMF continuously warns against this scam. Example of such a phishing mail: Betreff: Letzte Warnung! Sie erhalten eine Steuerrückerstattung Sehr geehrter Herr/Frau, nach der letzten jährlichen Berechnung Ihrer Steueraktivität haben wir festgestellt, dass Sie Anspruch auf eine Rückerstattung haben. Ihre Rückerstattung beträgt 578,99 Euro. Um Ihre Rückerstattung…Read More