Energy audit: a new bonus may come this winter!

The government is not done with aid yet support the poor to fight inflation. In fact, he announced that at the end of the year, there will be an extraordinary financial aid payment.

This is a unique energy assessment and other financial assistance for households that heat fuel oil. This is the answer rising energy prices that the government wants to deploy these two new aids.

An energy audit for 12 million households

Energy analysis is beneficial 12 million households. The Prime Minister clarified that it is aimed at “40% of the most modest households”. That said, the executive is likely to consider the household’s tax revenue.

What does the classic energy analysis do now? As such, to receive exceptional assistance, the household’s taxable income must not exceed a certain threshold. As for the amount, include it between 100 and 200 euros depending on household income.

In fact, a single mother paying the minimum wage with 2 dependent children receives 200 euros. This is equivalent to 100 euros for a couple with two dependent children and a monthly income of 3000 euros net. At least that’s what the government thinks.

The value of the energy voucher depends on income

As you understand, the amount of the check depends on the income and the composition of the household. In 2021, the average amount of the check is about 200 euros. At least, the amount is 48 euros while at the highest, it reaches 277 euros.

All beneficiaries of the energy check received, in December 2021, an incredible increase of 100 euros. To find out if you have the right to an energy audit, visit the website of the Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition.

On this site, you can create a simulation that allows you to find out if you can benefit from the check. The government simulation tool working on your tax number.

Energy assessment can be combined with other aids

This unique check can be combined with other assistance. As such, an average home qualifies for an energy audit and heating with fuel oil get 2 assists.

This same home can also touch a third spring aid if he is also eligible for the classic energy check. To help pay their energy bills, energy audits are aimed at low-income households.

On average, the value of the check is 150 euros and 6 million households will benefit from it. completion an experimental stage in 4 departmentsthis assistance replaced the social tariff system on 1 January 2018. It concerns electricity bills, but also gas, wood, oil fuel and other bills.

An energy crisis this winter

An energy crisis should happen this winter. To prevent this crisis the government announced an energy audit in mid-September. In addition, the executive announced the extension of the tariff shield for all households.

Also included are condominiums, social housing, small businesses and small towns. This tariff will make it possible to limit the evolution of gas prices to +15% by January 2023.

Electricity prices can also be seen limit of + 15% in February 2023. However, this shield will limit the increase in fees. Note that this is lighter than what is currently implemented.

For houses heated by gas, the supplement is approximately 25 euros per month. On the other hand, for households that heat using electricity, the additional cost is estimated at 20 euros per month.

Eligibility conditions for energy audit

Eligibility for energy audits depends on income level and household composition. To receive help, yes a ceiling on resources to be respected. This is the reference tax revenue per consumption unit (CU) that appears in the tax notice.

The number of CPUs depends on the size of the household. For the first person, there is 1 unit. 0.5 for the second and 0.3 units for each additional person. The law of December 7, 2020 Residents of many establishments are allowed to access the energy audit for 2021.

It allocates the check to households whose taxable income does not exceed 10,800 euros for one person. For a couple, 16,200 euros (+ 3,240 euros per additional person in the household).

Learn how to use it

Using energy analysis is not complicated at all. Once you have received it, you can send it by mail. Otherwise, you can give it to the person or company of your choice pay for energy costs.

And it’s personal. It could be your energy supplier. Or the company responsible for the implementation of energy conversion works in your accommodation. It can even be, for beneficiaries living in a sheltered accommodation, the manager of the latter.

Note that it is possible to request automatic allocation from your energy supplier, when the check receipt. Therefore, the following checks are automatically sent to his supplier. The latter will take them out of the energy bills. And this without any particular steps to be taken for the beneficiary.

Date of receipt of the energy check

You can also use the energy assessment on the dedicated website of the Ministry of Ecological Transition. So you should your check number as well as references from your energy supply contract.

And you can use it too online through the dedicated website. You will receive your energy bill according to the department you live in. This year, we sent the energy check between March 30, 2022 and April 20, 2022.

The validity period of the check is one year, in theory. Thus, checks received in spring 2021 will be valid until March 31, 2022. For those sent in December 2021, the validity date will run until March 31, 2023.

What to do if there is no receipt?

If you have not received your energy assessment, you should contact the organization responsible for managing the system. You can also contact customer service at 0805204805.

This customer service is available from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 8 pm.. There is also a contact form available if the check is not received. It should be noted that the usual receipt of the energy audit takes place between 2 and 4 days after delivery.

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