The government announces another addition. Who can count on support in the amount of PLN 1,500
Who is the new government allowance for?
According to the portal “Murator Dom”, the government has announced that it will support people who heat their houses or apartments with electricity (including heat pumps). The supplements are to amount to PLN 1,000 and PLN 1,500. Applications can be submitted in December this year. The payment of the allowance is expected in March 2023. What conditions must be met to receive the allowance?
Freeze in electricity prices
On September 29 this year, the Sejm passed the Act on special solutions for the protection of electricity consumers in 2023 in connection with the situation on the electricity market. The provisions contained therein are intended to help reduce the negative effects of the increase in electricity prices.
One solution is to freeze electricity prices at this year's level. However, the freeze is to apply up to the consumption limit of 2000 kWh (2600 kWh for people with disabilities, and 3000 kWh for large families and farmers).
Support for electric heaters
As part of the act in question, an electric allowance was also introduced, to be used by around 800,000 households. About PLN 1 billion is to be allocated from the state budget for this purpose.
Unfortunately, people who use electric heating will have to wait for money much longer than is the case with households that heat their homes with other fuels. The application can be submitted in the period from December 1, 2022 to February 1, 2023. The money is to be delivered to the applicants by the last day of March next year.
The allowance for electric heaters (including heat pumps) will be a one-time allowance. The amount of the allowance depends on the amount of electricity consumption by a specific household, using electricity heating, including a heat pump.
Electricity consumption up to 5000 kWh will entitle you to receive an allowance in the amount of PLN 1000. Exceeding this threshold will entitle you to an additional PLN 1,500. The condition for applying for the add-on is an entry in the Central Emission Register of Buildings.
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