Schulstartplus

Vouchers for school supplies, food, clothes
and toiletries

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How to get
your vouchers

The vouchers can be used
for these things:

  • School supplies

  • Clothes

  • Food

  • Toiletries

Schulstartplus! Vouchers for
the summer term of 2024


The project Schulstartklar! exists for some time now. It helps families at the start of a new school year. In the summer term of 2024, there is the project Schulstartplus! for the first time.

Families have to pay for many things during the school year. This is difficult for many families.
The project Schulstartplus! is for families who receive Mindest-Sicherung or Sozial-Hilfe.

They receive Sodexo vouchers. These are vouchers that you can use in many different shops.

In some provinces, you can collect your vouchers from a collection point. You can collect them from 1 February to 12 April 2024.

Frequently asked questions
about the vouchers


In the project Schulstartplus!, you receive vouchers for school supplies, food, clothes and toiletries.

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The vouchers are for families who have school children under the age of 24 and who received social benefits in December 2023: Sozial-Hilfe or Mindest-Sicherung. Each school child receives vouchers worth 150 euro.

In some provinces, you receive the vouchers by post. In other provinces, you collect the vouchers from a collection point.

In each province, there are several collection points. In the letter from the Ministry of Social Affairs, there is a list of all collection points in your province. You can also find your collection point here.

At most collection points, you can collect the vouchers from 1 February to 12 April 2024. Please check the opening times of your local collection point.

When you collect the vouchers, please make sure to bring these items:

  • the letter from the Ministry of Social Affairs
  • an ID card with photo, for example your driving licence, passport, or identity card

Please contact the authority from which you receive Sozial-Hilfe or Mindest-Sicherung.

For general information, please call the hotline of the Ministry of Social Affairs:
0800 4000 33

You have more questions?
We have prepared many more answers.

Who can you ask for support?


For the vouchers, the Ministry of Social Affairs works together with the Austrian provinces.
Each province decides how you receive the vouchers. It depends on where you live which authority you can ask for support. We will help you find the right authority.

Please click here for a
step-by-step guide...

How to get
your vouchers
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