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Broadcast Fee (Rundfunkbeitrag)
This is a mandatory fee!
One Residence - One Fee
The amount of devices does not matter.
The fee is to be paid per accommodation, regardless of the amount of tenants. A monthly flat-rate will be charged for each accommodation so that all devices or ways of access are covered.
Amount of Fee: The Broadcast License Fee is currently 17,50 per month. One person pays the fee for the whole household. If more than one person lives together, all must make sure that the fee is paid for. This means that every resident is and can be held liable for non-payment of this fee. All residents are responsible.
Exemption (written application is required) There are a number of options to be exempt from paying the broadcast license fee. Recipients of social benefits such as BAföG, Unemployment benefit II, or basic income support can fill out an application for exemption.
Students who receive BAföG and do not live with their parents can become exempt from payment after the exemption form has been filled out and the BAföG notification has been turned in. (Forms can be found at the BAföG Amt). This notification is usually provided when one receives a BAföG Bescheid (assessment).
Low-income persons are also eligible to become exempt from payment as long as a case of financial hardship exists. Your contact regarding questions about exemption is the Broadcast Service ARD and ZDF in Cologne. Information and Applications here.
Reduction: If you have the code "RF" on your disabled persons pass, you are only required to pay a reduced fee of 5.83 Euro per month.
Tip:The application for exemption no longer needs to be turned in as a way of precaution. Because some of the documentation is not able to be turned in on time, the possibility to be paid in arrears. The application must be turned in to the Broadcast Fee Service within two months of the issuing of assessment. Otherwise the exemption will come into effect the following month.
Your contact regarding questions about exemption is the Broadcast Service ARD and ZDF in Cologne. More information and applications can be found at www.rundfunkbeitrag.de. The Counseling Service of the Studierendenwerk Mannheim is also available for further questions.
Über die Quicklinksleiste am rechten Bildschirmrand erreichen Sie auf direktem Weg das BAfög-Service-Center, die Autoload-Registrierung und Onlinefeedback-Formular.
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