The Île-de-France Region and the European Union have launched a system aimed at helping low-income households in Île-de-France cope with rising energy bills. There is talk of an energy check of 250 euros accessible since last July. Those who meet the eligibility criteria and have not yet benefited from this assistance can still apply. However, they must act quickly, because the deadline is approaching.
This energy check must be claimed online by October 31, 2023. The application must include submission of the 2022 tax notice, based on 2021 income, as well as proof of address dated less than 3 years ago. months. The amount of the subsidy, set at 250 euros, can vary depending on the household’s income and its composition, with a maximum income limit being set based on the number of household members. You should know that this aid is paid exclusively into French bank accounts.
In detail, eligibility for this energy control is determined by reference to the “reference tax income”, which is calculated taking into account the tax settlement for the year 2022 relative to the 2021 income, as well as the composition of the household expressed in consumption . units (CU). According to this scale, a first person in the household is equivalent to 1 UC, a second person to 0.5 UC and the other dependents to 0.3 UC each.
The steps to follow to request the energy check
People who meet the conditions can apply online. When the page dedicated to this help is open, simply click on the “Make a request” option, present in red on the right. It is then possible to connect through FranceConnect, using the identifiers of an existing online account on platforms such as ameli.fr or impots.gouv.fr, or by creating a new account by clicking on “Create your account” on the page at the bottom from the page https://puma.asp-public.fr/pumas/connexion. You will also need to provide proof of identity online.
Subsequently, you will only need to complete your application by correctly entering the email address to receive future notifications and download the necessary documents online, that is, the 2022 income tax return for 2021 and documentation proving residence of less than 3 months. You will also need to prepare a RIB for a French bank account to be able to provide the bank details, including the name of the account holder, the IBAN code (without spaces) and the first 8 characters of the BIC code (without spaces). ).
This help is more than welcome in this context of inflation and general increase in energy costs. Let us remember that in the PACA region, an energy check of similar value was launched and also financed by the European Union to benefit 100,000 homes. The payment began on September 19 and will run until November 22, 2023.