The gas price will know an increase of 15% in January 2023. The same applies to electricity, which will increase in February. Faced with such a situation, the government wants to help the poorest households. The state will grant the reason for this an extraordinary energy check before the end of 2022. The aim is to counteract this inflationary phenomenon, which has been going on for several months.
The level of the extraordinary energy check
For a single person, the maximum amount of the energy check can reach 194 euros in 2022. It should be noted that this check can be combined with Ma Prime Rénov.
The height of this extraordinary energy check is 100 to 200 euros. To receive them, the beneficiary must meet certain income conditions. Take the example of a single mother. If she is paid minimum wage and has two dependent children, she collects 200 euros.
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However, a couple with two children are dependent and whose cumulative income reaches 3,000 euros net 100 euros. The government conducted rigorous arbitration to determine the amount of the check.
It looks like this:
- control of 200 euros : It is for 20% of households the poorest with incomes below €13,310.
- control of 100 euros : It is for households whose income is in between €13,310 and €18,610.
A figure of 1.8 billion euros
According to Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne 12 million people in France they receive energy vouchers. This corresponds to 40% of the most modest households. Economics Minister Bruno Le Maire also did the math.
According to this calculation, the figure for this maneuver is up to 1.8 billion euros for the state. As a reminder, the beneficiaries receive the traditional energy check at home once a year. However, these beneficiaries can choose to pre-allocate the check to their utility.
Picking up this check requires no action. In addition, this energy check can also be used for people who live in an approved residential accommodation, an EHPAD. Or in a facility a long-term care facility.
energy poverty: @FindAurelie regrets the inadequacy of the energy check promised by the Executive. “The account is not there. »
> “100 or 200 euros are not negligible, that’s 1.8 billion euros in public funding,” he replies @BrunoLeMaire.#DirectAN #Energy pic.twitter.com/MVNdLMbf68
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Beneficiaries of the Extraordinary Energy Check
The energy check is carried out annually in accordance with household income and composition. It is automatically addressed to the beneficiaries based on information from the tax authorities. And this is subject to an income declaration within the deadlines set by the tax authorities.
The beneficiary must also be alive Housing taxable accommodation. And this, even if it is no longer the subject of it. On Wednesday, September 14, Elisabeth Borne made an announcement on the energy crisis during a press conference.
In fact, the Prime Minister announced the payment of an extraordinary energy check 12 million beneficiaries before the end of the year. However, it has not yet formalized the terms.
Broadly speaking, however, the beneficiaries should be the same as for standard energy vouchers. These will be paid out in spring 2022. According to the government 4 out of 10 households should be eligible. Income criteria were introduced to determine the conditions for receipt.
The date of payment of the energy check
The energy check is paid for by department. According to the housing office, the beneficiaries received the 2022 check between March 30 and April 29, 2022. And that automatically. Announced in September 2022, the payment of the exceptional energy check will take place before the end of the year.
Elisabeth Borne announces the payment of an exceptional energy check for 4 out of 10 households https://t.co/VUo8JBeyU7 pic.twitter.com/nzbndXDB2F
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At least that’s what the government said. This extraordinary energy check is indeed an extension of sorts to be mastered rising energy prices. Note that as of today there is no officially announced payment date.
All we know is the amount of this extraordinary energy check 100 to 200 euros. However, beneficiaries should expect the aid to be paid to them before the end of 2022. However, we will know more in the coming weeks. In fact, the Executive should provide more details on the subject.
Do you know if you qualify for the energy check?
If you don’t know Here’s how you can do it :
How can you determine your suitability?
To find out if you qualify for this energy check program, go to the special site. In the narrower sense there is no simulator. However, enter your tax number to determine your eligibility for the program. This is how the site tells you whether the energy check affects you or not.
If the website indicates that the energy check does not apply to you, it will leave a message. In this message he invites you to continue the aptitude test if you are still thinking meet the necessary requirements. In particular, the income situation and composition of the household.
The question of expanding the circle of beneficiaries of the energy voucher will be debated in Parliament for the 2023 budget, says Bruno Le Maire
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You then have to fill out a questionnaire with three questions. You can also continue the test if you are an authorized operator for Housing in the rental agency.
Not yet received?
To benefit from the energy voucher, you must meet all the necessary conditions. But you don’t put the slightest trace of it in your mail? So you are wondering what to do. It is not that hard.
You just have to contact support via the contact form on the relevant website. Otherwise do it on the phone. Just bring your tax assessment with you.
“In order to be able to benefit from the energy voucher, you must have reported your income to the tax office,” we remind you in the FAQ.
And that even if your income are low or zero. You can only request an energy check after you have settled your situation. However, you must state your income for the following year. Otherwise you cannot use the energy check.
The RFR takes into account
The government reserves the energy check for the most modest households. Provided that their funds do not exceed a certain limit. A variable ceiling according to the composition of the household. However, we take the reference tax income into account. This RFR must be less than 10,800 euros per consumption unit (CU).
Note that one person represents one GE. The second person is counted as 0.5 MU and each additional person as 0.3 MU. In this case, you must therefore divide your RFR by the number of units in your household. You know whether you can benefit from the energy check. For a single person, the RFR is unique must not exceed EUR 10,800.