At 15 The sale of heating oil starts in October, however the market once again estimates that households will fill their tanks near Christmas.
The government plans to provide a total heating allowance 84 million. vulnerable households by the end of the year.
This is the winter bonus 2020 – 2021, which was decided to be paid earlier, in order to provide additional support to vulnerable households.
The heating allowance will be granted in advance to the beneficiaries until the end of the year and in the first quarter of 2021 will be checked the documents and data that households will fill in on the electronic platform of AADE.
In accordance with the applicable provisions, each beneficiary is granted a heating allowance equal to 250 euros if his main residence belongs to Geographical Zone A., 180 euros if it belongs to zone B., 110 euros in zone C and 80 euros in zone D.
The heating allowance is increased by 10% for each dependent child of the beneficiary. In any case the allowance may not exceed the amount of 350 euro. The allowance is reduced by 20% for non-mountainous municipalities belonging to the respective zones
So, the bonus starts from 64 euros and reaches 350 euros depending on the composition of the household and the geographical area.
The geographical zones are defined as follows:
ZONE A: Prefectures of Grevena, Drama, Evros, Evritania, Ioannina, Of Kastoria, Kozani, Serres, Florina
ZONE B: Prefectures of Arcadia, Imathia, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Karditsa, Kilkis, Of Larissa, Magnesia, Xanthi, Pella, Pieria, Rodopi, Trikala, Of Halkidiki
ZONE C.: Prefectures of Etoloakarnania, Arta, Attica (except Kythira and Saronic islands), Achaia, Boeotia, Evia, Of Ilia, Of Thesprotia, Corfu, Corinth, Lesvos, Lefkada, Preveza, Fthiotida, Fokida, Chios
ZONE D: Argolida, Dodecanese, Zakynthos, Heraklion, Cyclades, Lassithi, Messinia, Laconia, Kefallinias and Ithaca, Kythera and Saronic islands, Rethymnon, Samos, Chania.
What Staikouras said
The Minister of Finance Christos Staikouras, speaking to OPEN, he said “there are thoughts in this direction” the extension of the heating oil allowance. “In each case, at the moment the fund is specific and will be given as last year in the form of an advance” he stressed. It was mentioned, yet, in the extension last spring to the supply of heating oil which resulted in many having several oil supplies.