The payment of the heating allowance for approximately 700.000 households starts on Friday, in two time phases.
The allowance for this winter season will range from 80-650 euros per beneficiary depending on the cold temperatures prevailing in each region of the country but also based on the dependent children..in the first phase those beneficiaries will receive the allowance until the end of January made purchases of fuels such as heating oil, LPG, firewood and pellets until December 21st and in a second phase will be subsidized until March 31st those who purchased fuel from December 22nd to February 28th.
Finally, gas consumers will be subsidized until mid-April with the submission of the January and February bills.
Table - Examples
|Area||New allowance with 2 children||Old allowance with 2 children|
|Attica (Municipality of Athens, settlement of Athens)||114 euro||106 euro|
|Attica (Municipality of Penteli, settlement of Penteli)||181 euro||106 euro|
|Attica (Municipality of Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni, settlement of Vouliagmeni)||83 euro||106 euro|
|Corinth (Municipality of Nemea, settlement of Kastrakion)||252 euro||132 euro|
|Achaia (Municipality of Patras, settlement of Patras)||80 euro||106 euro|
|Thessaloniki (Municipality of Thessaloniki, settlement of Thessaloniki)||188 euro||173 euro|
|Florina (Municipality of Florina, settlement of Florina)||312 euro||240 euro|
|Kavala (Municipality of Kavala, settlement of Kavala)||202 euro||173 euro|
|Trikala (Municipality of Trikala, settlement of Trikala)||178 euro||173 euro|
|Heraklion (Municipality of Heraklion, settlement of Heraklion)||80 euro||77 euro|
|Cyclades (Municipality of Syros-Ermoupolis, settlement of Ermoupolis)||80 euro||77 euro|
|Pella (Municipality of Edessa, settlement of Edessa)||257 euro||173 euro|
|Imathia (Municipality of Veria, settlement of Kato Vermion)||421 euro||173 euro|
|Kilkis (Municipality of Paionia, settlement of Livadia)||386 euro||173 euro|
|Serres (Municipality of Serres, settlement of Ano Vrontou)||367 euro||240 euro|
|Preveza (Municipality of Preveza, settlement of Preveza)||95 euro||106 euro|
In the region of Attica last year the amount of 106 euros was given as a heating allowance to a family with two minor children, regardless of the region in which she lived. This year, according to the individual calculation, if the same family lives in the settlement of Penteli in the Municipality of Penteli, where the altitude is higher and the heating needs are higher, they will receive a larger heating allowance, amounting to 181 euros. The same family if they live in the settlement of Vouliagmeni of the Municipality of Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni, where the climate is milder, will receive 83 euros. Finally, if he lives in the settlement of Athens, he will receive a heating allowance of 114 euros.
"In this way, the distribution of the heating allowance, which is not finite, is done in better terms of social justice and efficiency, two elements that are the key to the economic policy pursued," the Ministry of Finance said in a statement.