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Energy crisis: watch out for these mistakes that could cost you dearly, “thousands of people could miss out on the energy bonus”

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The energy bonus for households is financial support to help you pay your gas and electricity bill which has been set up and should reach you for the months of November and December 2022. The measure will be targeted according to income and contracts, explained the Prime Minister, who insisted on helping the “extended middle class”.

“If you had an electricity supply contract on 31.03.2022, you will receive the federal heating bonus of 100 euros from this electricity supplier. If you did not have an electricity supply contract on 31.03.2022, you will not receive the federal heating bonus of 100 euros”, indicates on its website the FPS Economy.

But be careful, however, that there is no error in your request, as specified by the Nieuwsblad. Stefan Vandevenne, municipal councilor and CPAS of Kampenhout, found that a small error almost prevented two elderly people from receiving their energy bonus. He wishes to warn, “thousands of people may not benefit from this federal bonus. »

In addition, you only have a few days left to submit your request. Due date is October 15.

Problem

This premium should automatically be deducted from your bill by the electricity supplier, at least that is the rule on paper. But Stefan Vandevenne saw a flaw. “Luminus invoices are always sent in my late father’s name. Indeed, it was once common in many families for water, gas and electricity subscriptions to be put under one name. Usually it was in the husband’s name, as it was for my parents. Upon death, individuals were not informed that the name of the subscription needed to be changed. Nor was it necessary. The energy suppliers continued to send the bills in the name of the original subscriber and the bills were paid. »

This is where the shoe pinches! “If the name appearing in the electricity supplier’s customer file does not correspond to the name appearing in the national register, no bonus is paid”.

But this is not the only reason that could invalidate the process. Indeed, a small misspelling in your name could also harm you. it is imperative that the name appearing on your national register is exactly the same as that given to your supplier. Thus, a “Dupond” encoded instead of a “Dupont”, and you do not receive your bonus.

If there is a problem, you must contact the FPS Economy as soon as possible. Indeed, potential beneficiaries can only contact the FPS until October 15!