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Hardship aid for non-connected energy sources for private households

Starting May 2, 2023, private households that heat with oil or other energy sources that are not connected to the grid can apply for hardship aid retrospectively for 2022. The help can be requested via an online portal.

Important notes

Prerequisites

  1. Those affected can submit invoices from the period from January 1st, 2022 to December 1st, 2022 and thus receive a direct subsidy of max. 2,000 euros per household. 80% of the additional costs for the subsidized energy sources that exceed a doubling are reimbursed. The prerequisite is a reimbursement amount of at least 100 euros. The delivery date is decisive for whether the costs were incurred in the credit period.
  2. Affected private households will be reimbursed 80% of the costs that exceed the doubling of the costs compared to 2021 for the respective energy source.
    The de minimis limit is 100 euros, the maximum total relief amount is 2,000 euros per household.
  3. It is not based on the doubling of the individual procurement costs, but on the doubling of the average value for 2021 , the so-called reference price.
  4. Owners of heating systems are relieved, as are tenants whose rental apartments are heated with energy sources that are not connected to the grid.
  5. These energy sources include:
  • fuel oil,
  • liquefied petroleum gas (LPG),
  • wood pellets,
  • wood chips,
  • wood briquettes,
  • firewood,
  • coal/coke.

Documents required

As a rule, the following evidence must be provided in the application process:

  • Invoice(s) with a delivery date between January 1st, 2022 and December 1st, 2022,
  • Account statements and/or receipts for payments,
  • Self-declarations by the applicants, reinforced by penalties, about application requirements, among other things.
These are specified uniformly by the implementation instructions.

Please note

The federal and state governments have determined these reference prices for the energy sources covered for 2021 . In order to be eligible to apply, the stated prices must be doubled .

  1. Heating oil: 71 ct/l (incl. VAT); 60 ct/l (plus VAT)
  2. LPG: 57 ct/l (incl. VAT); 48 ct/l (plus VAT)
  3. Wood pellets: 24 ct/kg (incl. VAT) 22 ct/kg (plus VAT)
  4. Wood chips: 11 ct/kg (incl. VAT); 9 ct/kg (plus VAT)
  5. Wood briquettes: 28 ct/kg (incl. VAT); 26 ct/kg (plus VAT)
  6. split logs: 85 euros/m² (incl. VAT); 79 euros/m² (incl. VAT)
  7. coal/coke: 36 ct/kg (incl. VAT); 30 ct/kg (plus VAT)
Companies (e.g. housing associations) can apply for their company file at Kasse.Hamburg in advance by setting up a service account: This is necessary to enable identification for the application and simplifies the application for different residential buildings.
For details on other issues, please read the uniform explanations and information sheets from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection.

Deadlines

Last opportunity to apply: Friday, October 20, 2023 11:59 p.m.,


if the funding of 1.8 billion euros has not been exhausted by then.

Procedure & Fees

Procedure

The application is submitted via the federal states or their approval offices using the online platform of the respective state. This online portal includes applications for all federal states except for Bavaria, Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia.

Fees

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Service description

Starting May 2, 2023, private households that heat with oil or other energy sources that are not connected to the grid can apply for hardship aid retrospectively for 2022. The help can be requested via an online portal.

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