Radio license fee, exemption
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Wan können Sie vom Rundfunkbeitrag befreit werden?
If you receive state social benefits, you can apply for exemption from the broadcasting fee. Social benefits are for example:
  • Unemployment benefit II
  • social care
  • BAföG
  • Basic security

For a complete list of all social benefits, see the link 'Information on exemption from the license fee and on the reduction of the license fee.'

As a recipient of assistance for the blind or as a deaf-blind person, you can also be exempt from broadcasting fees.

As a severely disabled person with the RF mark in the severely disabled ID card, you pay a reduced fee of 5.83 euros on request.

  • Request
  • Proof of receipt of the social benefits mentioned (approval notices from the social benefit provider)
  • Evidence of deafblindness
  • Proof of receipt of assistance for the blind
  • if necessary further evidence

Preconditions

you are
  • Recipients of social benefits, such as B .:
    Unemployment benefit II
    social care
    BAföG
    Basic security
  • or deafblind
  • or recipients of assistance for the blind

Secondary apartment under certain conditions

Hints

You will receive the exemption or reduction from the start of the service specified on the approval notification.
Requirement:
The application for exemption from the broadcasting fee obligation has been submitted within 2 months after the notification was issued.

If you are not entitled to social benefits because your income exceeds the respective requirement limit by less than 17.50 euros, you can apply for an exemption from the broadcasting license fee as a special hardship.
For this, a rejection notice from the social welfare authority is required, from which this marginal income excess can be seen.

Interstate Broadcasting Fee Treaty (RGebStV)

Related Links

  • Explanations about the broadcasting fee
  • Broadcasting fee contact form
  • Application form for broadcasting license fees - exemption and reduction
  • Information on exemption from the license fee and on the reduction of the license fee
  • Exemption or reduction from the license fee
  • Radio license fee - information in other languages
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