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Hardship help: Consumers with oil and pellet heating systems also get money


Anyone who heats with heating oil, pellets or liquid gas and is considered a hardship case can count on state support of up to 2000 euros in view of the high energy prices. The details of the aid have not yet been determined.

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Delivery of heating oil: In some cases, the state helps

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The heads of the traffic light factions of the SPD, Greens and FDP in the Bundestag have agreed to support private households with heating oil, pellet heating and liquid gas.

In hardship cases, there should be help of up to 2000 euros per household.

"I am very happy that we have now also found solutions for households in the parliamentary process that do not heat with gas or district heating," said the deputy head of the SPD parliamentary group, Matthias Miersch.

According to a key issues paper, households that heat with so-called "non-pipelined fuels" should be retrospectively relieved for the period from January 1st to December 1st, 2022.

The upper limit should be 2000 euros per household.

The basis is therefore an affidavit by the applicant on his fuel bill.

In the case of houses with rental apartments, the landlord should make the declaration and pass on the discharge to his tenants.

"Especially in rural areas, oil, pellet or other heating media are very common," explained Miersch.

»The federal government is making 1.8 billion euros available with which we can specifically cushion cases of hardship.

The payment is organized as simply as possible via the federal states.«

The federal government should make advance payments to the states in order to speed up the payment.

According to the key issues paper, there will then be a detailed examination by the end of 2025 at the latest as to how the funds have been used.

It is apparently not yet clear who is considered a case of hardship and will therefore benefit from the aid.

The federal states should organize the application and the processing.

The costs of 1.8 billion euros are to be covered by the WSF crisis fund.

The federal government has parked 200 billion euros in this to mitigate the consequences of the energy crisis.


Source: spiegel

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