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Social statistics

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Social welfare budget

The structures of and connections within the system of social security are shown most clearly in the social welfare budget of the Federal Government. This annual compilation with a breakdown by institution gives an overview of social benefits provided by government institutions, public corporations, and employers. What is also shown is how much of the expenditure is funded by government transfers and by contributions of persons insured and employers. The benefits of the social security funds have the largest share in the social welfare budget. They are followed by the benefits provided as part of the assistance and welfare systems.


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Key figures

Recipients of public assistance
Basic security benefits 03/20161,038,994
Assistance for nursing care 2014452,514
Households receiving housing allowance 2014564,983
Benefits for asylum seekers2015974,551
Public children and youth welfare
Expenditure (EUR bn) 201437.7
Social reporting
Proportion of recipients of minimum social security benefits 20149.3%


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