Money from the state: How high the subsidy for heating oil and pellets is
Created: 12/28/2022 11:49 am
By: Robin Dittrich
The gas and electricity price brake was decided by the federal government.
Heating oil and pellet customers are also to be relieved now – how high is the subsidy?
Hamburg – Inflation of ten percent, sharply increased prices for food and energy, plus the already high rents in cities.
Consumers in Germany are therefore to be helped with several relief packages.
Now there is even a state subsidy for heating oil, as summarized by 24hamburg.de.
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Subsidy for heating oil
State subsidy for heating oil and pellets - how much money is there?
In addition to sharply increased prices for food and energy, the war in Ukraine does not stop at other areas.
The prices for a liter of heating oil shot up in 2022.
While the price for a liter of heating oil was 93 cents in February 2022, it was almost twice as high in March 2022.
159 cents had to be paid there, currently the liter price for heating oil has leveled off at just over 130 cents.
Consumers in Germany have therefore long wanted relief.
After the gas and electricity price brake, consumers who heat with heating oil should now also be relieved.
In addition to the electricity and gas price brake decided in mid-December 2022, this relief for heating oil and pellet users should also come in 2023.
In a key issue paper from the federal government, which is available to the AFP news agency, the relief for oil heating customers is announced.
This is intended to compensate for the imbalance in the previous reliefs - customers with heating oil were previously excluded there.
Consumers with fuel oil or pellet heating systems should even receive up to 2000 euros.
Consumers with fuel oil and pellet heating systems are greatly relieved with a subsidy
All households that use “non-mains-connected fuels” and heat with them are to receive up to 2,000 euros.
In addition to heating oil and pellets, this also includes liquid gas, split logs and briquettes.
SPD, Greens and FPD want to compensate for the almost doubled prices for heating oil and Co.
As the SPD parliamentary group deputy Matthias Miersch said, the new relief was based on the formula of the gas price brake.
Anyone who does not heat with gas or electricity will probably have to deal with a doubling of the previous fuel costs - only then will the brakes apply.
As with the gas price brake, 80 percent of other costs are reimbursed by the state.
The brake only applies if the additional costs exceed 100 euros, the maximum amount is 2,000 euros.
The oil and pellet price brake is to cost the federal government 1.8 billion euros.
The application should be a matter for the federal states, which then pay the money out to the consumers.
But beware: The subsidy for heating oil customers must be applied for.
It is still unclear in which form the application and the distribution will be carried out.
Anyone who heated with a "non-mains-connected fuel" between January 1st and December 31st, 2022 is generally entitled to the subsidy.