The draft law provides for aid measures that will apply from the beginning of this year until April 30, 2022. It is intended to allocate a total of €250 million. The aim of the law is to mitigate negative socio-economic impact on the welfare of the population and economic growth linked to rising energy prices, the draft law states.
The draft law stipulates that between January 1 and April 30 of the year the following measures will be in force.
- the State will fully offset the costs of the electricity distribution tariff and mandatory procurement component;
- a new €50 monthly allowance for each child, including students under the age of 24 who are dependent on their parents or guardians, will be introduced;
- a new €20 monthly allowance for all seniors and for people with disabilities will be introduced;
- an increased housing benefit will be paid by the end of this year;
- compensation for the extreme increase for those with central heating, covering the difference if the price is above EUR 68/MWh;
- compensation for the extreme increase in gas heating costs if those are above EUR 34/MWh.
- an aid program of support to households for switching from fossil fuel heating, such as natural gas, to sustainable heating modes and micro-generation capacity, such as solar panels, will be developed and submitted to the government within a period of one month;
- an information report will be submitted to the government within one month, which will facilitate the acquisition of permits for buildings and plants for the production of renewable energy.