The heating allowance for the winter season 2020-2021 will also be paid to households consuming natural gas or LPG.
The expanded heating allowance will also be paid to mountain households, with a population of up to 2500 residents, which consume wood or pellets. Electricity will not be subsidized.
The calculation of the heating allowance changes radically and from now on the weather conditions prevailing in each region of the country will be taken into account..
The calculation of the allowance will be based on a survey of the National Meteorological Service which calculated the heating needs in 200.000 points throughout the Greek territory.
The minimum amount of the allowance will be set at 80 euros while it can even reach 600-700 euros for areas with very high heating needs.
The allowance will be paid in December 2020, while until the end of November 2020 the ministerial decision with the final details will be published.
Necessary condition for the collection of the allowance will be to pay for the fuel electronically: heating oil, wood, pellet, natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas, depending on what everyone uses.
also, Electronic payments should correspond to twice the value of the allowance corresponding to each household.
The income and property criteria by which the beneficiaries will be distinguished remain unchanged.
In total they are expected to be paid 95 million. euro - amount increased by 10% compared to the originally budgeted.
To pay the allowance, households must submit to a special platform of AADE fuel purchase invoices worth at least twice the allowance they are entitled to., with the expenses being able to be certified by April 2021.