Energy: aid that can reach up to 200 euros for French people who heat themselves with wood

modified: 2022-12-24 12:56:10

Good news for households that heat with wood, they will soon be able to benefit from an energy check of 50 to 200 euros.

  Energy: aid that can reach up to 200 euros for French people who heat themselves with wood

In order to cushion rising energy prices , the government has implemented a tariff shield. However, this device did not benefit households that heat with oil or wood . A few months ago, the executive set up aid for homes that heat with oil. Then recently, he just announced another boost for wood heating. This is the wood energy check for which the application platform will be open from this Tuesday, December 27, 2022 . Are you one of the beneficiaries? How far can you hit? How to access it? All the answers in this article.

What exactly is this wood energy check?

The wood energy check is a financial boost from the State which consists of helping fireplaces that heat with wood . At present, many French people have opted for this fuel. The latter is, in fact, more respectful of the environment. But it is above all more profitable than gas and electricity .

Nevertheless, the price of wood has started to rise due to ever-increasing demand. The winter of 2020-2021 records a demand for 1.8 million tonnes of wood. However, at present, ADEME considers than 3.4 million households French are now heated with wood (logs and pellets combined). Consequently, an increased demand of 2.4 million tonnes is estimated for this winter 2022-2023 .

This is the reason why, it is correct to say that another energy crisis affects households that heat with wood. According to the general delegate of the French Federation of Combustibles, Fuels and Heating, Frédéric Plan, 'pellets have gone from 350 euros per ton last year [winter 2021-2022, editor's note] to between 700 and 900 euros in early fall. » Faced with this rise in prices , it was therefore imperative to support the households concerned .

How do I access this check?

Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition, Bruno Le Maire, Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, and Gabriel Attal, Minister for Action and Public Accounts, had signed a decree to set up this assistance to households who heat themselves with wood. The platform for requesting this energy boost should have been accessible since Thursday, December 22. But this counter won't be open eventually this Tuesday, December 27 at 8 a.m. until April 30, 2023.

This aid of 50 to 200 euros is not paid automatically like most government energy boosts. To get it, you will have to request it with the Services and Payments Agency (ASP).

Just bring a nominative invoice that justifies a purchase of firewood. a minimum value of 50 euro s. Households with collective heating can also provide a certificate explaining this .

Eligible households can therefore carry out this procedure on the chequeboisfioul website. Checks will begin to be sent from mid-February.

A check for the 70% of homes that heat with wood

According to Bercy, the wood energy check “will concern 70% of households heating mainly with wood” . The government has allocated 230 million euros for this system, which will benefit 2.6 million households.

“French people who earn up to 2,260 euros for a single person and up to 4,750 euros for a couple with two children will be able to access it. The aid will go from 50 to 200 euros, ”said Gabriel Attal, in the columns of Le Parisien.

More specifically, the amount of the energy check drink will also depend on the type of firewood used by households. The most modest households, that is to say those whose tax income is lower, do not exceed 14,400 euros, will be privileged. If they heat themselves with logs, they will be able to collect 100 euros 🇧🇷 Most they will get 100 euros more for a heater with wood pellets.

French people whose reference tax income is between 14,400 euros and 27,500 euros will also be entitled to it. However, these slightly more affluent households, will receive a smaller amount than the most modest households . In their case, the wood energy check amounts to 50 euros if they heat with logs and 100 euros, with pellets.

How to use the wood energy voucher?

According to Bercy, “the 2022 wood check is used exactly like the energy check. It can be used with a wood seller , but also from other suppliers for all energy bills (electricity, natural gas, fuel oil, etc.). However, this energy check is not retroactive. This means that he can only pay subsequent invoices on his show.

This energy boost can also be combined with other energy vouchers . You can still collect it if you have already obtained the exceptional energy check of 100 to 200 euros provided for 12 million households. You will also have the possibility of obtaining it in addition to the energy check every spring.

However, the site has set a certain limit, such as:

“The exceptional wood check cannot be combined with the exceptional fuel oil check for 2022.”

How can you be sure if you are eligible?

Are you still unsure if you are eligible for the wood energy check?

“You will be able to check your eligibility for the exceptional wood energy check 2022 from the end of December on the simulator,” underlined the site.

In case of uncertainties or complaints, you can always contact the government energy check assistance service. Beforehand, bring your tax notice . The officer may need your tax number to access your file and confirm if you will get help.

You can contact them on 0 805 204 805. This is a freephone number available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday. But it is best to call between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. or from 5 p.m. Doing so will save you a long wait.

Source : 20minutes