Every Nergie2020: Keep a Close Eye on Your Mailbox

Chèque énergie 2020: keep a close eye on your mailbox



Chèque énergie 2020: keep a close eye on your mailbox
[CHEQUE ENERGIE] Electricity, gas, but also energy renovation… The aim of the energy cheque is to help low-income households to pay their bills. The first beneficiaries receive it at the end of March.

The energy cheque is intended to help low-income households pay their energy bills. This aid replaced the social tariff system on 1and January 2018, after an experimental phase in four departments. It concerns both electricity bills (EDF, etc.) and bills for gas (Engie, etc.), wood, fuel oil, etc. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the extension of this scheme to 2.2 million additional households from 1toJanuary 2019, i.e. 5.8 million beneficiary households in total.

Who is entitled to the energy cheque?

Eligibility for the energy voucher depends on the level of income and the composition of the household. The aid is subject to a means test, which is the reference tax revenue per unit of consumption (CU). The Reference Taxable Income (RTI) is shown on the income tax notice. The number of CU depends on the size of the household. The first person counts for 1 consumption unit, the second for 0.5 and each additional person is equivalent to 0.3 units.

Energy cheque scale

The energy voucher is allocated to households whose reference tax income does not exceed :

  • 10,700 euros for a single person
  • 16,050 euros for a couple (+3,210 euros per additional person in the household).

Amount of energy cheque

The amount of the energy cheque depends on income and household composition. The average amount of the energy cheque is about 200 euros. The minimum amount of the energy cheque is 76 euros and the maximum amount is 277 euros. More details in the table below.

The amount of the energy cheque

 

1 CU

From 1 to 2 CPUs

2 CPUs and more

Request for energy cheque

There is no need to take any steps to benefit from the energy cheque. This is sent automatically to the beneficiaries on the basis of the information sent to the tax authorities as part of the tax return. The check, nominative, is sent in paper format or dematerialized (sent by email).

Simulation of energy cheque eligibility

The Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition has set up a simulator on its website to let you know if you can benefit from the energy cheque. To run the government simulation tool, simply enter your tax number.

In 2019, the energy cheque was sent to recipients between March 25 and April 26.

When is the energy cheque received?

The date on which the energy cheque is sent depends on the department in which the beneficiary resides. The first energy vouchers were sent out during the week of 25 to 29 March 2019 in the Pas-de-Calais, Nord, Somme, Aisne, Ardennes, Meuse, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Vosges, Marne, as well as in Réunion, French Guiana and Guadeloupe. The last energy vouchers were received around 26 April in the South of France. More details in the calendar below.

Date of receipt of energy cheque 2019 by department

Department

Sending week (reception 2 to 4 days after sending)

01 – Ain

April 1 to 5, 2019

02- Aisne

March 25-29, 2019

03- Allier

April 1 to 5, 2019

04 – Alpes de Haute Provence

April 22 to 26, 2019

05 – Hautes-Alpes

April 22 to 26, 2019

06 – Alpes-Maritimes

April 22 to 26, 2019

07 – Ardèche

April 1 to 5, 2019

08 – Ardennes

March 25-29, 2019

09 – Ariège

April 22 to 26, 2019

10 – Dawn

April 1 to 5, 2019

11 – Aude

April 22 to 26, 2019

12- Aveyron

April 22 to 26, 2019

13 – Bouches-du-Rhône

April 22 to 26, 2019

14 – Calvados

April 8 to 12, 2019

15 – Cantal

April 1 to 5, 2019

16 – Charente

April 15-19, 2019

17 – Charente-Maritime

April 15-19, 2019

18 – Dear

April 8 to 12, 2019

19 – Corrèze

April 15-19, 2019

20-Corsica (1st dispatch)*

March 25-29, 2019

20-Corsica (2nd consignment)*

April 1 to 5, 2019

20-Corsica (3rd dispatch)*

April 8 to 12, 2019

21 – Côte-d’Or

April 1 to 5, 2019

22 – Côtes-d’Armor

April 15-19, 2019

23 – Hollow

April 15-19, 2019

24 – Dordogne

April 15-19, 2019

25 – Doubs

April 1 to 5, 2019

26 – Drôme

April 1 to 5, 2019

27 – Eure

April 8 to 12, 2019

28 – Eure-et-Loir

April 8 to 12, 2019

29 – Finistère

April 15-19, 2019

30 – Gard

April 22 to 26, 2019

31 – Haute-Garonne

April 15-19, 2019

32- Gers

April 15-19, 2019

33 – Gironde (excluding Bordeaux)*

April 15-19, 2019

34 – Hérault

April 22 to 26, 2019

35 – Ille-et-Vilaine

April 15-19, 2019

36 – Indre

April 8 to 12, 2019

37 – Indre-et-Loire

April 8 to 12, 2019

38 – Isère (excluding Grenoble) *

April 1 to 5, 2019

39 – Jura

April 1 to 5, 2019

40 – Landes

April 15-19, 2019

41 – Loir-et-Cher

April 8 to 12, 2019

42 – Loire

April 1 to 5, 2019

43 – Haute-Loire

April 1 to 5, 2019

44 – Loire-Atlantique

April 15-19, 2019

45 – Loiret

April 8 to 12, 2019

46 – Lot

April 22 to 26, 2019

47 – Lot-et-Garonne

April 15-19, 2019

48 – Lozère

April 22 to 26, 2019

49 – Maine-et-Loire

April 8 to 12, 2019

50 – English Channel

April 8 to 12, 2019

51 – Marne

March 25-29, 2019

52 – Haute-Marne

April 1 to 5, 2019

53 – Mayenne

April 8 to 12, 2019

54 – Meurthe-et-Moselle

March 25-29, 2019

55 – Meuse

March 25-29, 2019

56 – Morbihan

April 15-19, 2019

57 – Moselle

March 25-29, 2019

58 – Nièvre

April 1 to 5, 2019

59 – North

March 25-29, 2019

60 – Oise

March 25-29, 2019

61 – Orne

April 8 to 12, 2019

62 – Pas-de-Calais

March 25-29, 2019

63 – Puy-de-Dôme

April 1 to 5, 2019

64 – Pyrénées-Atlantiques

April 15-19, 2019

65 – Hautes-Pyrénées

April 15-19, 2019

66 – Eastern Pyrenees

April 15-19, 2019

67 – Bas-Rhin (excluding Strasbourg)*

March 25-29, 2019

68 – Haut-Rhin

March 25-29, 2019

69 – Rhône

April 1 to 5, 2019

70 – Haute-Saône

April 1 to 5, 2019

71 – Saône-et-Loire

April 1 to 5, 2019

72 – Sarthe

April 8 to 12, 2019

73 – Savoy

April 1 to 5, 2019

74 – Haute-Savoie

April 1 to 5, 2019

75 – Paris

April 8 to 12, 2019

76 – Seine-Maritime

April 8 to 12, 2019

77 – Seine-et-Marne

April 1 to 5, 2019

78 – Yvelines

April 1 to 5, 2019

79 – Deux-Sèvres (1st shipment)*

April 15-19, 2019

79 – Deux-Sèvres (2nd consignment)*

April 22 to 26, 2019

80 – Sum

March 25-29, 2019

81 – Tarn

April 22 to 26, 2019

82 – Tarn-et-Garonne

April 22 to 26, 2019

83 – Var

April 22 to 26, 2019

84 – Vaucluse

April 22 to 26, 2019

85 – Vendée

April 15-19, 2019

86 – Vienna

April 15-19, 2019

87 – Haute-Vienne

April 15-19, 2019

88 – Vosges

March 25-29, 2019

89 – Yonne

April 1 to 5, 2019

90 – Territory of Belfort

April 1 to 5, 2019

91 – Essonne

April 8 to 12, 2019

92 – Hauts-de-Seine

April 8 to 12, 2019

93 – Seine-Saint-Denis

April 1 to 5, 2019

94 – Val-de-Marne

April 8 to 12, 2019

95 – Val-d’Oise

April 8 to 12, 2019

971-Outre Mer – Guadeloupe (1st shipment)

March 25-29, 2019

971-Outre Mer – Guadeloupe (2nd shipment)

April 1 to 5, 2019

971-Outre Mer – Guadeloupe (3rd shipment)

April 8 to 12, 2019

971-Outre Mer – Guadeloupe (4th shipment)

April 15-19, 2019

971-Outre Mer – Guadeloupe (5th shipment)

April 22 to 26, 2019

972-Outre Mer – Martinique (1st shipment)

April 1 to 5, 2019

972-Outre Mer – Martinique (2nd shipment)

April 8 to 12, 2019

972-Outre Mer – Martinique (3rd shipment)

April 15-19, 2019

973-Other Sea – French Guiana (1st shipment)

March 25-29, 2019

973-Other Sea – Guyana (2nd shipment)

April 8 to 12, 2019

974-Other Sea – Reunion (1st sending)

March 25-29, 2019

974-Outre Mer – Reunion (2nd sending)

April 1 to 5, 2019

974-Outre Mer – Reunion (3rd sending)

April 8 to 12, 2019

974-Outre Mer – Reunion (4th sending)

April 15-19, 2019

974-Outre Mer – Reunion (5th sending)

April 22 to 26, 2019

976-Outre Mer – Mayotte

April 22 to 26, 2019

Validity date of the energy cheque

The validity date of the energy cheque received in 2020 runs until 31 March 2021. The energy voucher is therefore valid for approximately one year. In case of doubt, simply examine the cheque received in detail: the expiry date is shown on it.

How to use the energy cheque?

To use his energy check, nothing could be simpler. Once received, you can send your cheque by mail, or even hand-deliver it to the person or company with whom you wish to pay for an energy expense. This may be either your energy supplier or the company responsible for carrying out the energy renovation work undertaken in your dwelling, or, for beneficiaries living in a hostel, the manager of the hostel.

The energy cheque can also be used on the Ministry of Green Transition’s dedicated website to pay electricity or gas bills. In this case, you will need your cheque number as well as the references of your energy supply contract.

Energy cheque not received, what to do?

At the end of April, after the energy vouchers have been sent in full, contact the organisation in charge of managing the scheme at the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition. Customer service is available from Monday to Friday, between 8 am and 8 pm. A contact form is also available in case of non-receipt of the energy cheque.

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