Subsidy for telephone charges

Upon the amendment to the Federal Ministries Act 1986 on 29  January 2020 the competences of telecommunication have been transferred to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism.

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

published at 25.11.2020, Kommunikation und Service (Abteilung Präs. 5)