From 8 November an energy allowance will be paid to families who heat with fuel oil

This check from 100 to 200 euros will be sent in the coming weeks to half of the families that heat with oil, or to about 1.6 million families.

Promised, due, the government announces its support system for families who heat with fuel oil.

An energy allowance of 100 to 200 euros will be paid from 8 November to half of the families that heat with oil, or to about 1.6 million families. An envelope of 230 million euros will be dedicated to it (it is the fruit of the amending budget law voted this summer).

The amount of fuel oil energy control will depend on the household income (2020 income is taken into account for the calculation) and the number of people in the household.

Simulator

– 200 euro for a single person at the minimum wage with at least one child
– 100 euros for a single person at the minimum wage without children
– 100 euros for a single woman with 2 children earning approx. 3000 euros net / month

A simulator will soon be posted on the website https://chequeenergie.gouv.fr/ so that families can verify its suitability.

“To facilitate the payment of this aid, the payment circuits of the energy check will be used: automatic sending of the check by the end of November for families who have already used an energy check in the past to pay their fuel bill”, details Bercy

Other eligible families will be able to make their request on a dedicated online desk which will be open from 8 November. All you have to do is file a fuel bill to get help the next month.

Verification usable for other energies

This fuel aid does not apply to already paid fuel bills. However, affected households should not wait for this energy check to be sent to refill the fuel tank, the government advises.

“Indeed, this fuel aid, which takes the form of an energy check, can be used to pay all kinds of energy bills (gas, electricity, fuel oil, wood pellets, etc.). Eligible households who have already filled the fuel tank when they receive the check so they will not lose the benefit of the aid: they will be able to use this check to pay the electricity bill or the next fuel bill, for example, and this until March 2024 “, it reads in a publication release.

It is also possible to ask the fuel oil suppliers, depending on their cash flow capacity, to spread the payments in several installments.

Finally, Bercy recalls that for most households, this fuel oil aid will be in addition to the usual energy control, sent to around 6 million households in the spring, and the exceptional end-of-year energy control that will be sent to 40 % of households (12 million households).

Olivier Chicheportiche BFM Affari Journalist

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