This check, worth between €100 and €200, will be sent in the coming weeks to half of the oil-heated households, or around 1.6 million households.
Promised, done, the government announces a system of support for heating the population with fuel oil.
From November 8, half of households that heat with oil, or around 1.6 million households, will pay between €100 and €200 in energy bills. An envelope of 230 million euros will be used for this (this is the fruit of the changes to the finance law adopted this summer).
The amount of the fuel oil check will depend on the family’s income (income for 2020 is taken into account when calculating) and the number of family members.
– 200 euro for a single person on the minimum wage who has at least one child
– 100 euros for a single person with a minimum wage without children
– 100 euros for a single woman with 2 children with an income of approx. 3000 euros net/month
A simulator will soon be available on the website https://chequeenergie.gouv.fr/ so that households can check their entitlement.
“In order to facilitate the payment of this benefit, the Energy Check payment schemes will be used: automatically sending a check before the end of November to households who have already used an Energy Check to pay their fuel bills in the past,” details Bercy
The remaining eligible households will be able to make their request at a dedicated online counter, which will be open from November 8. All you have to do is submit your fuel bill to receive next month’s allowance.
Check the possibility of use for other energies
This fuel allowance does not apply to fuel bills already paid. However, concerned households should not wait until this energy check is sent to fill up the fuel tank, the government advises.
“Indeed, this fuel allowance, which takes the form of an energy audit, can be used to pay for all types of energy (gas, electricity, fuel oil, wood pellets, etc.). if they receive a cheque, that way they won’t lose the benefit of the benefit: they can use that check to pay their electricity bill or their next fuel bill, for example, and that’s until March 2024,” the press release reads. liberation.
It is also possible to ask fuel oil suppliers, depending on their financial capabilities, to distribute payments in several parts.
Finally, Bursey points out that for most households, this fuel allowance will be in addition to a regular energy check, which will be sent to around 6 million households in the spring, and an exceptional energy check at the end of the year, which will be sent to 40% of households (12 million households).