More than 73,500 applications have been submitted in the first four days since the “MyΘέρμανση” platform was launched for electricity heating allowance.
The Ministry of Finance estimates that the total number of eligible recipients will exceed 1.2 million, revealing that over the past few years, thousands of households have shifted away from heating with oil choosing to predominantly rely on electricity during the winter.
With applications already being accepted since last Thursday, December 21, and by 8:00 pm on Sunday, December 24, a total of 73,690 applications had been submitted, with citizens’ interest on the rise.
The process to correctly apply and receive the entitled electricity bill discount.
Applications are submitted through the MyΘέρμανση (MyHeating) application of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (www.aade.gr), with a deadline set for January 19.
A fundamental requirement for applying is the Electricity Supply Number, which has to be identical to the Tax Identification Number (TIN) of the person applying. Additionally, the property in the application must only be the primary residence (owned, rented, or provided free of charge), as secondary or vacation homes and professional residences are excluded.
The amount of the Allowance
The basic allowance amounts to 60 euros per month, and the allowance covers the first quarter of 2024. The range of the allowance varies from 45 to 480 euros, including a 20% increase for each protected child of the family.
The subsidy appears as a direct discount on the electricity bill and applies, for example, to the heating of a primary residence with air conditioning, electric heaters, convection heaters, etc. Those benefits related to approved applications for oil or natural gas heating, as well as those covered by the Social Residential Tariff, will be excluded from the allowance.
The criteria for those eligible are based on income and property and are the same as those for the heating allowance with all energy sources. Specifically, single individuals are eligible if they have an annual income up to 16,000 euros, while married individuals with an annual income up to 24,000 euros, plus an additional 5,000 euros for each child. The same limits apply to single-parent families. As for the property criteria, single individuals must have real estate with an objective value for tax purposes (ENFIA) of up to 200,000 euros, and married or single-parent individuals up to 300,000 euros.