Exceptional energy check 2022: date, for whom?

After the classic energy check for the month of April, the most modest households will benefit from an exceptional extension at the beginning of November to cope with inflation.

L' winter 2022 promises to be particularly hot for household purses, but very cold on the heating thermostat side . If an effort at energy sobriety and the wearing of a turtleneck is clearly requested by the government, the latter still plans to pay a second energy check to the 'lowest 40% of households' , as indicated by the website of the Service Public . Indeed, after the classic check paid in April, a second check will be paid on November 8 to stem the inflation that is hitting energy resources hard. Electricity, gas, fuel oil are covered by this check to help pay their bills, but not only. If you can use it for other purposes, be careful, this check is not a bank check! Here are the amounts allocated, according to specific distribution criteria.

Exceptional energy check for households heating with fuel oil

Half of households heating with oil, i.e. 1.6 million households, will benefit from next November 8 from a check energy exceptional of 100 or 200 euros . “Parliament voted this summer an envelope of 230 million euros to support the households concerned “, explained the Minister Delegate for Public Accounts Gabriel Attal at West France . The sending of the check will be automatic for all those who have already paid fuel bills with the energy check. The others will wait for the opening of the online counter November 8 to make the request, and as for those who have already filled their tank, do not panic, the use of these 100 or 200 euros will be possible to pay the bills of another energy resource (electricity, gas, wood pellets...)

Who is eligible for the energy check?

' This aid will concern the 12 million poorest households, i.e. 4 out of 10 households , for an amount of 100 to 200 euros depending on income' , said the Prime Minister at a press conference . Households heating with oil and wood will also be able to benefit from it. , said Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition. The cost of this aid is estimated at 1.8 billion euros, according to the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire.

What is the amount of the 2022 exceptional energy check?

The amount of the exceptional energy check will be 100 or 200 euros , depending on the standard of living of the household. 40% of families, considered the most modest, are affected by this aid, i.e. 12 million families in total. 20% of these most disadvantaged families will receive 200 euros, and households in deciles 3 and 4 (between the poorest 20% and the wealthiest 60%) will receive 100 euros. 'For example, a single mother with two children who earns the minimum wage will receive an exceptional energy check of 200 euros and a working couple with two children who earn 3,000 euros net cumulatively will receive 100 euros' , explained Elisabeth Borne. This aid is supposed to curb the announced increase in gas and electricity in 2023, which despite the tariff shield will still increase by 15%. Nevertheless, some households will find it difficult to afford this increase, hence this new exceptional aid, to help them in particular to warm up and to light up decently this winter.

Should the amount be adjusted to the region?

In the current state, the mechanism for distributing the exceptional energy check is not fair. This is in any case what deplores the socialist senator of Moselle, Jean-Marc Todeschini. 'Giving the same help to a household in Metz or Nice, with an average winter temperature difference of +10°C, is not fair', the chosen one is indignant on Twitter. On this subject, he challenged the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne in a letter that he shared online. In it, he asks the minister that the amount of the energy check is 'increased for the inhabitants of the departments with the coldest average winter temperatures'. This would make it possible to obtain a 'fair and equitable aid' for all French households. For the senator, the energy check as it is imagined today by the government, does not respond to the real difficulties faced by households.

What are the resource ceilings to be able to receive the exceptional energy check?

Revenue less than 13,310 euros 200 euros
Revenue between 13,310 and 18,610 euros 100 euros

When will the 2022 exceptional energy check be paid?

For the time being, the official date for the payment of the exceptional energy check 2022 has not yet been revealed. But the disbursement campaign is expected to start in the coming weeks, sometime in November or December, as aid has been announced by the end of 2022. The disbursement s will be carried out by department.

How to use the energy voucher?

The energy check will be sent by post to beneficiary households. Be careful though, this 'cheque' is not cashable by banks. It is only admissible with two types of service providers:

  • Energy suppliers to pay electricity, gas, wood or fuel bills
  • Renovation companies to finance energy renovation work (such as installing heat pumps, for example)

Thus, you can directly use it online via this platform , where you can create your secure personal space, and carry out all your procedures relating to the energy check.

Simulator to find out if you are entitled to the energy check

Overall, people eligible for the classic energy check will be those who will also receive the exceptional energy check. To find out if you can claim it, especially if your situation has changed since April (date of the classic payment), you can do a simulation here .

The conditions for obtaining the energy check

Not everyone can claim the energy check put in place by the government. Eligibility for the energy check is calculated based on income and household composition. Aid is granted subject to means testing. 'To qualify, your household's annual reference tax income (RFR) must be less than €10,800 per consumption unit (CU),' indicates the site of the Public Service.

What are the steps to take ?

As for the exceptional solidarity aid, planned by the government to deal with inflation, To receive the energy voucher, there is no procedure to take. In principle, the tax administration lists the persons who meet the conditions for allocation. This list is then forwarded to the Services and Payment Agency (ASP), which sends the energy check to the beneficiaries.

Source journaldesfemmes.fr