New payment cycle for those entitled to the heating allowance: Next week it is estimated that the allowance will be paid to the new beneficiaries - after the extension of the criteria- if they submitted the relevant application within the time limits, while the difference that may arise after the advance payment received by the old beneficiaries will be paid.
Time of payments for the new beneficiaries of the heating allowance: At 30 Those who appear in the lists of beneficiaries for the first time this year are expected to be repaid in December (SS.: after the increase of income and property limits), while the remaining amount due to them (SS.: the difference that arises in relation to the down payment they received) will see in their bank accounts the old beneficiaries.
What are the conditions for payment of the heating allowance at the end of December
But in this round of payments to give the bonus there are specific conditions:
- The application must be submitted by 30 November, in order for someone to cash in on this round of payments.
- In addition, supplies must have been invoiced by November 30th and subject to registration of the required items by December 15th.
Those who certainly do not meet the specific conditions… do not "get lost". Only in this case they will have to wait for the new year to come to receive the allowance.
Payment of the allowance will be made in… installments depending on when the invoices will be registered.
For fuel (LPG, firewood, biomass- pellet, thermal energy through district heating) The payment of the allowance is made according to the date of registration of the documents with a deadline of April 15 2022.
Specially for gas are registered until May 31st 2022 purchase documents of the period from 1.10.2021 to 31.3.2022 with the date of issue of the payment document until May 16 2022.
Specifically, in addition to the deposit, three other payments will be made as follows:
- Until the 30th of December 2021 for all purchases that will be invoiced until November 30th and subject to the registration of the required data until December 15th.
- Until the 28th of February 2022 for all purchases that will be invoiced until January 31st 2022 and subject to the registration of the required data by 15 February 2022.
- Until the 29th of April 2022 for all purchases to be invoiced by March 31st 2022 and subject to the registration of the required data by April 15th 2022. Especially for gas will be registered until May 31 2022 purchase documents of the period 1.10.2021 to 31.03.2022 with the date of issue of the payment document until May 16 2022 and the corresponding amount of allowance will be paid by June 15th 2022.
The minimum amount of the heating allowance is set at 100 euros and the maximum in 750 euro.
Criteria for granting the heating allowance
Beneficiaries of the heating allowance, are natural persons, provided they meet the following criteria:
Their annual total family income, regardless of its source, real and imputed, amounts to 14.000 euros for a single person liable or liable in a widowed or divorced state and 20.000 euros for married,which is increased by 3.000 euros for each child. Similarly, for the single parent family the above income amounts to 23.000 euro, which is increased by 3.000 euros for each child after the first. The annual total family income does not include that which is cumulatively exempt from income tax and solidarity contribution.
b. Real estate:
The total value of the real estate, as it is determined for the calculation of the additional EN.F.IA., which results from the act of administrative determination EN.F.IA.. of the year 2021, liable, spouse or party to a cohabitation agreement and dependent children, listed in the income tax return for the tax year 2020, not to exceed the amount of 180.000 euros for singles, the debtors in a state of widowhood or in separation and the amount of 300.000 euros for married or cohabiting parties and single-parent families.
Who is excluded from the heating allowance
They are excluded from the grant:
a) The natural persons, which are declared in the Income Tax Return of Individuals as dependent members of the taxpayer.
b) The natural persons, which state in the Personal Income Tax Return that they are hosted.
c) Natural persons subject to the luxury living tax as well as natural persons holding more than two (2) E.I.X.. cars or co-ownership rates, on E.I.X.. cars, which (percentages) sums correspond to more than two (2) cars, including those in voluntary immobility. E.I.X. are not included. cars in forced immobility, which refers to cases of destruction or theft.
d) Natural persons for their professional housing.
e) The institutions, organizations and all kinds of legal entities of non-profit or non-profit nature or legal entities.
f) Foreign tax residents, who are required to file an income tax return in Greece, as well as their spouse or part of a cohabitation agreement with them.
Vangelis Dourakis writes