Heating cost subsidy

Relief for students

One-off payment for students and students of vocational schools

The third relief package, which is not only intended for BAföG recipients, is a one-off payment that must be applied for. The application runs via a digital platform.

Update: 15.03.23 #One-time payment

Information and FAQs on how to apply for the #one-time payment are now available at www.einmalzahlung200.de.

The application has been possible since yesterday and the first payments have already been made.

What do I need to do to apply?

Create a BundID account at https://id.bund.de.

Set up online ID via identity card, electronic residence permit, EU identity or Union citizen card or Elster certificate.

Update: Heating cost subsidy II

The second heating cost allowance applies under the same conditions as heating cost allowance I. The only changes are the relevant period for determining entitlement, namely September 2022 to December 2022, and the amount of payment.

A one-time lump sum of 345 euros is paid out.

Heating cost subsidy I

What authorized persons should know

BAföG recipients who received BAföG for at least one month in the period from October 2021 to March 2022 and lived outside their parents' home, as well as trainees who received a maintenance grant under the AFBG in this period, received the heating cost allowance I.

A one-time payment of € 230.00 was made.

No application was required. The subsidy is paid automatically to all eligible persons.

The heating cost subsidy I was paid on 12.09.2022.

Important to Know!

If in the period October 2021 to March 2022 housing allowance was received or one was considered as a member in a house community, the heating allowance was granted via the housing allowance!


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