The repair bonus: Support for repairs of electrical and electronic equipment in Austria
The repair bonus is a subsidy that supports private individuals in Austria in repairing electrical and electronic appliances. Through the repair bonus, you receive up to 200 euros funding for the repair of an appliance or up to 30 euros for obtaining a cost estimate from participating partner companies.
Who can apply for the repair bonus?
The repair bonus is only available to private individuals residing in Austria. You can apply for one voucher per appliance, which can be used for the repair or to obtain a cost estimate. Once the voucher has been redeemed at the partner business, you can apply for another voucher and use it for another device.
What is supported by the repair bonus?
The repair bonus promotes repairs and cost estimates for repairs of electrical and electronic appliances that are usually used in private households. These are devices that are operated by means of a mains cable, rechargeable battery, battery or solar modules. Please note that the repair bonus does not apply to the purchase of a new unit or the exchange for a new or refurbished unit. The equipment must be privately owned by the applicant and not borrowed or rented.
How much is the repair bonus?
The repair bonus amounts to 50% of the gross cost of the repair, up to a maximum of 200 euros for the repair of a unit and 30 euros for obtaining a cost estimate. So if you want to have a comscoot e-scooter repaired, for example, you can receive up to 200 euros in funding through the repair bonus.
What is the procedure for claiming the repair bonus?
If you want to claim the repair bonus, there are the following steps to follow:
- Requesting the repair voucher
- Receipt of the voucher (valid for a maximum of 3 months)
- Repair of the electrical or electronic appliance at a participating partner company (or obtain a cost estimate).
- Redemption of the voucher upon payment of the invoice.
Please note that the repair bonus only applies to repairs and cost estimates, not to the purchase of a new unit or the exchange for a new or refurbished unit. You must also have the device in private hands and it must not be borrowed or rented. If you meet all these criteria and apply for the repair bonus, you can benefit from the subsidy and save money when repairing your electrical or electronic appliance.
Go to comscoot.com/repairbonus for exact details of the process.