Will we be able to heat our children this winter?

This Wednesday, in the middle of a press conference, the Prime Minister announced that an exceptional energy check will be paid by the end of the year to households affected by the energy crisis.

This is an announcement that should delight many families, whose budget is hurt by the soaring prices of energy . During a press conference, to take stock of the state of the energy situation in France, Elisabeth Borne, accompanied by the Ministers of Economy and Ecological Transition, announced that she wanted help the most modest households by paying them an exceptional energy check by the end of the year.

Government agrees to extend price shield to lock in gas and electricity prices for 'all households, condominiums, social housing, small businesses and the smallest municipalities'. Price increases will be limited to 15% for gas from January 2023, and 15% for electricity in February 2023. '15% instead of 120% is the commitment we make' , said the Prime Minister before adding that the difference will not be carried over to consumer bills the following year. But, who will get the energy check?

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'Exceptional energy vouchers will be paid by the end of the year. This aid will concern the 12 million most modest households for an amount of 100 to 200 euros' announces the Prime Minister pic.twitter.com/RtptFdw4DG

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Who can benefit from the exceptional energy voucher?

' 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. For example, a single mother with two dependent children, who earns the SMIC, will receive an exceptional energy check of 200 euros . 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.

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