State assistance to households from November 8

State assistance to households from November 8

Assistance of between 100 and 200 euros, depending on income, will be launched from November 8 for people who heat with fuel oil and have not been able to take advantage of the protection introduced for other energy sources, the government announced on Saturday. “This summer, the parliament voted for a package of 230 million euros to support eligible households that could not benefit from the shield installed for other energy sources,” explains in the interview Western France On Saturday, Minister Delegate for Public Accounts Gabriel Atal.

“A fuel check can be requested from 8 November on the website chequeenergie.fr, where the simulator will let you know who is eligible,” he explains. If interested households have already topped up their fuel tank, the voucher, which is valid for one year, can “be used to pay electricity bills”, the government member clarifies.

1.4 million households

Bercy’s press release even specifies that the check can be used “to pay all types of energy bills (gas, electricity, fuel oil, wood pellets, etc.)” if households have already refueled. .

According to the government, 1.4 million households could benefit from the 2.8 million heating with fuel oil.

The Ministry of Economy reminds that “this assistance for fuel oil will come in addition to the regular energy check, which is sent to approximately 6 million households in the spring, and the exceptional energy check at the end of the year, which will be sent to 40% of households (12 million households)”. to cope with the expected 15% rise in gas and electricity prices in 2023.

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