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Heating allowance: The myHeating platform has opened – Beneficiaries and amounts

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Applications will be submitted until December 9, while the beneficiaries are estimated at 1.3 million

The myHeating platform for the heating allowance opened a while ago.

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Applications will be submitted until December 9, while the beneficiaries are estimated at 1.3 million.

In the first phase, those who were beneficiaries last year will receive the allowance, while the payments, according to the KYA, will be made in three phases.

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The amount of the subsidy will range from 100 to 800 euros, while the criteria are increased compared to last year (income and property), while the total amount of the subsidy together with the amount given at the pump is 500 million.

At the same time, it should be noted that those who live in the coldest areas, i.e. with degree days above 1, will receive an allowance increased by 25%, provided that it is not higher than 1,000 euros.

The allowance for those who will turn their backs on natural gas or electricity for their heating is predicted to be twice as much.

What the Joint Ministerial Decision provides in detail:

Beneficiaries of the heating allowance

Natural persons, single or married or widowed or persons who have entered into a cohabitation agreement or are separated or divorced, who for their heating consume:

– heating oil
– or lighting oil (blue kerosene)
– or natural gas or LPG or firewood
– or biomass (pellet)
– or thermal energy through district heating

It should be noted that especially for the granting of a heating subsidy to consumers of firewood and biomass (pellets), an additional condition is set that the property is located in a settlement with a population equal to or less than ten thousand (10,000) inhabitants and that the corresponding subsidy coefficient be equal to or greater than 0.8.

Especially for the granting of a heating allowance to consumers of thermal energy through district heating, an additional condition is set that the property is located in one of the municipalities of Serres, Eordaia, Kozani, Amyntaio or Megalopolis.

Criteria for granting the heating allowance

Natural persons designated as beneficiaries of the heating allowance, as long as they meet the following criteria:

a. Income:
Their annual total family income, regardless of its source, real and presumed, amounts to up to sixteen thousand (16,000) euros for an unmarried debtor or a widowed or separated debtor and twenty-four thousand (24,000) euros for a married debtor or the married couples or the parties to a cohabitation agreement who submit a separate tax return, which is increased by three thousand (3,000) euros for each child.

Likewise, for a single-parent family, the aforementioned income amounts to twenty-seven (27,000) euros, which is increased by three thousand (3,000) euros for each child after the first.

The annual total family income does not include that income, which is cumulatively exempt from income tax and the solidarity contribution.

b. Real estate:

The total value of the real estate, as it results from the act of administrative determination EN.F.I.A. of the year 2022, debtor, spouse or part of a cohabitation agreement and dependents, of the tax year 2021, not to exceed the amount of two hundred thousand (200,000) euros for unmarried, widowed or separated debtors and the amount of three hundred thousand ( 300,000) euros for married couples or parties to a cohabitation agreement and single-parent families.

Determination of the amount of the allowance

1. For the granting of the heating allowance, the data of the municipalities and settlements of the Greek Territory are used, as reflected in the Annex, which is attached to this document and is an integral part of it, based on the calculation of degree days, which are an indicator of the severity of the climate of an area and are used to calculate the heating loads of a building and the required energy consumption for its heating.

2. Each beneficiary is granted a subsidy for purchases of the subsidized types of heating fuel and thermal energy through district heating, the amount of which amounts to three hundred and fifty (350) euros, multiplied by the subsidy rate per settlement in which the main residence, as specified in the Annex to the decision and increased by twenty percent (20%) for each dependent child of the beneficiary.

The amount resulting from the above may not fall short of the amount of one hundred (100) euros nor exceed the amount of eight hundred (800) euros at most.

Due to the increased energy needs in settlements whose subsidy factor, as determined in the Annex to the decision, is greater than or equal to unit (1), the above calculated amount of the subsidy is increased by twenty-five percent (25%) and cannot exceed the amount of one thousand (1000) euros at most.

3. Especially for beneficiaries who cumulatively meet the following criteria:

(a) they did not collect an allowance themselves during the winter term 2021-2022;

(b) the spouse or part of the cohabitation agreement did not receive an allowance during the winter period 2021/2022, as long as they were already spouses or parties to the cohabitation agreement before 15 Nov. 2021 (when checking criteria for the payment of the winter period allowance 2021/2022),

(c) for the winter season 2022/2023 they do not receive an allowance for natural gas consumption, but the application submitted in accordance with article 4 hereof concerns another fuel or thermal energy through district heating,

d) their annual total family income, regardless of its source of origin, real and presumed, according to the data of the Personal Income Tax Declaration, of the tax year 2021, amounts to up to fourteen thousand (14,000) euros for an unmarried debtor or debtor in widowhood or estranged status and 20,000 euros for a married debtor or the married parties or the parties to the cohabitation agreement who submit a separate tax return based on sub-para. bb’ of paragraph f of paragraph 4 of article 67 of Law 4172/2013 (judicial support or bankruptcy), or married couples who submit a tax return based on paragraph b of paragraph 4 of article 67 of Law 4172 /2013 or natural persons who have entered into a cohabitation agreement and have submitted a joint tax return without children, which is increased by three thousand (3,000) euros for each child.

Likewise, for a single-parent family, the aforementioned income amounts to twenty-three thousand (23,000) euros, which is increased by three thousand (3,000) euros for each child after the first.

The annual total family income does not include that income, which is cumulatively exempt from income tax and from the solidarity contribution of article 43A of Law 4172/2013, the amount of the allowance amounts to seven hundred (700) euros multiplied by the subsidy rate per settlement in which the main residence is located, as specified in the Annex hereto and increased by twenty percent (20%) for each dependent child of the beneficiary. The amount resulting from the above may not fall short of the amount of one hundred (100) euros nor exceed the amount of one thousand six hundred (1600) euros at most.

In addition, especially for beneficiaries who received an allowance during the winter season 2021/2022 for natural gas and in 2022/2023 are eligible to receive an allowance for the consumption of another fuel or thermal energy through district heating, the amount of the allowance amounts to seven hundred (700) euros multiplied by the subsidy rate per settlement in which the main residence is located, as specified in the Annex hereto, and increased by twenty percent (20%) for each dependent child of the beneficiary. The amount resulting from the above may not fall short of the amount of one hundred (100) euros nor exceed the amount of one thousand six hundred (1600) euros at most.

4. Each beneficiary is entitled to a subsidy of only one type of heating fuel or only thermal energy through district heating. The subsidy is granted on the condition that the beneficiary makes purchases of the subsidized types of heating fuel or thermal energy with a value greater than or equal to twice the amount of the subsidy entitled above in accordance with par. 2 and 3, from October 1, 2022 to and on March 31, 2023 and especially for heating oil from October 14, 2022, the date on which its distribution begins in accordance with paragraph a of paragraph 2 of article 73 of Law 2960/2001.

Exceptionally, for firewood, the subsidy is granted on the condition that purchases have been made from 1 June 2022 to 31 March 2023.

In case the purchase value falls short of the above limit, the beneficiary receives an allowance equal to half (1/2) of the value of the purchases made during the same period.

Especially for heating oil purchases, the value corresponds to the one calculated based on the price per liter defined in this document. In order to determine the value of heating oil purchases, a price of 1.4 euros per liter is set.

5. It is stipulated that for the cases of settlements that may not be included in the Annex, for the application of the subsidy rate, the Average Subsidy Rate of the Postal Code to which the settlement falls will be taken. Accordingly, for the cases where a Postal Code may not be included in the Appendix, the Average Subsidy Rate of the Municipality to which the settlement belongs will be taken to apply the subsidy rate. The Average Subsidy Rate of the Municipality will also be taken into account in cases where there is no settlement within the boundaries of the respective Postal Code.

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