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Heating with wood and fuel oil: assistance extended by one month

Aid meant for low-income households that are heated by wood or fuel oil will be extended by a month, the government believes that all “those who were eligible for it were not able to use it,” the energy transition minister said Thursday. Agnes Pannier Runacher.

Low-income households that are heated with fuel oil will be able to apply for this assistance of between 100 and 200 euros until April 30, i.e. for an additional period of one month for 1.6 million eligible households.

For the firewood check, which ranges from 50 to 200 euros depending on income, family composition and type of fuel, the request can also be submitted online until the end of May, an additional period of one month for the 2.6 million eligible households. help.

“You must ask for it”

“Where the energy check is a check that comes automatically on the basis of the tax return among the French, it is necessary to request a check for firewood and a check for fuel oil. So I really invite millions of interested French people to speak,” said Agnès Pannier-Runache into the Sud Radio microphone.

The Minister emphasized the importance of this aid reaching the French, given that not all “those who were entitled to it” were able to take advantage of it. When asked by AFP, the ministry was unable to provide the number of beneficiaries to date. A request for checking firewood and fuel oil is made online at

In addition, the minister warned against cold-calling scams. “When you are told that a photovoltaic panel costs one euro or is free, or that thermal renovation is free, this does not exist. Today the state does not agitate the French,” she said.

On several occasions, the government has been challenged for its message of helping households and businesses in the face of soaring energy prices, with special envelopes sometimes being used less than expected. The companies, in particular, pushed for the simplification of applications for aid, which were considered too complex.

Source: Le Parisien

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