The government is launching the start of its campaign to send energy checks from Monday, March 29, 2021. The checks will be sent to beneficiaries by post until the end of April 2021.
The number of beneficiaries of the expanded energy voucher
The government has announced that its energy check sending campaign will begin on Monday, March 29, 2021 and that it will run until the end of April 2021. The energy check, in the amount of 150 euros, has with the ambition of helping the most modest households to pay their energy bills (electricity, gas, heating, fuel oil, etc.) but also to carry out energy renovation work. Checks will be sent by post and will arrive directly in the mailbox of people who are eligible, they do not have to do anything.
With the health crisis and the increase in energy poverty, the government announced that the number of beneficiaries of the energy check would be increased for the year 2021. Thus, in a press release published on Friday March 26, 2021, the Ministry of Ecological Transition confirm that the check ” in 2021 will benefit more than 5.8 million households »Against 5.5 million in 2020. Among the beneficiaries of this expansion, we find in particular residents of EHPAD.
The energy check, an aid to pay insufficient bills
If the winter break that prevents cuts for unpaid bills has been extended until the end of May 2021, for many associations, the energy check remains insufficient aid in the face of increasing fuel poverty.
Among them, the Energy Mediator who sees the energy check as a ” time bomb »In the face of the damage caused by the health crisis, which continues to push the number of households suffering from economic problems and fuel poverty. For the Mediator, the amount of the check is insufficient and should be doubled to reach 300 euros.