If you do not get social benefits, you can apply for an exemption as a hardship case: In such a case, your income may exceed the respective need threshold by less than 17.50 EUR. As a proof, you have to submit the rejection notice of the social benefits.
Exemption is still possible for deaf and blind people and recipients of blind person’s support (Blindenhilfe).
When can I apply for a reduction?
You can apply to pay a reduced radio licence fee of 5.83 EUR on the grounds of health problems. According to the law, people are entitled to a reduction if they are
- blind or visually impaired with a degree of disability of at least 60,
- hearing-impaired, i.e. deaf, or cannot communicate sufficiently – even with hearing aids,
- disabled with a degree of disability of at least 80 out of one hundred.
In all cases, you have to prove the disability with the code “RF”on the disabled person’s pass.
Do I have to pay the licence fee for my second house?
No, you do not have to pay any further fees for a second home. This involves the following constellation: You are registered with the contribution service for the first house and additionally for a secondary residence. Then you can apply for an exemption from the licence fee for the second house.