Social insurance at a glance


Values for 2021

Marginal earnings threshold/insurance threshold relevant for SVS: EUR 5,710.32
Monthly marginal earnings threshold (ASVG):EUR 475.86


Artists’ Social Insurance Fund (KSVF)
Minimum limit:EUR 5,710.32
Maximum grant: EUR 1.896/year

Voluntary self-insurance 2021

The contribution to voluntary self-insurance at the ÖGK (health and pension insurance)

  • is EUR 65.18 per month for marginally employed persons.
  • is EUR 63.42 per month for students.

Volontary "Opting in" at the SVS (health insurance - no pension insurance!)

  • EUR 42.77 per month

Prescription fee per medicine 6.50 Euro

More information

Austrian social insurance system

Information brochure by the Austrian Cultural Council (Kulturrat Österreich): Selbstständig-Unselbstständig-Erwerbslos (Self-Employed-Employed-Unemployed)

Legal bases

General Social Insurance Act (Allgemeines Versicherungsgesetz, ASVG)

Social Insurance Act for Commerce and Trade (Gewerbliches Versicherungsgesetz, GSVG)

Act on Social Insurance for the Liberal Professions (Freiberufliches Sozialversicherungsgesetz, FSVG)

Act on Social Insurance for Farmers (Bauern-Sozialversicherungsgesetz, BSVG)

Act on Health and Accident Insurance for Civil Servants (Beamten-Kranken- und Unfallversicherungsgesetz, B-KUVG)

General Pensions Act (Allgemeines Pensionsgesetz, APG)