This subsidy is a monthly flat-rate payment for the telephone charges, the amount of which was determined in the Ordinance on Subsidies for Telephone Charges (“Fernsprechentgeltzuschussverordnung”, “FEZVO”) according to § 6 of the Law on Subsidies for Telephone Charges (“Fernsprechentgeltzuschussgesetz”, “FeZG”). It is credited to the eligible party by the operator of the communications service in the form of a monthly credit on the invoice.
Applications for a subsidy for the telephone charges have to be submitted to GIS Gebühren Info Service GmbH using the provided form. Antrag Zuschussleistung zum Fernsprechentgelt (Application for a subsidy for the telephone charges)
According to the Law on Subsidies for Telephone Charges the body in charge of applications for a subsidy is GIS Gebühren Info Service GmbH.
Detailed information is available on the website of GIS Gebühren Info Service GmbH.
- Law on Subsidies for Telephone Charges
Federal Law on the Payment of Subsidies for Telephone Charges. Published in Federal Law Gazette I No 142/2000; Article 86 (original version) and amendments.
- Ordinance on Subsidies for Telephone Charges
(“Fernsprechentgeltzuschussverordnung"), published in Federal Law II No 90/2002, and amendment
- Exemption from broadcasting fees and subsidy for the telephone charges (GIS - Gebühren Info Service)