About 600,000 household on low incomes will have to wait until early February in order to collect the heating oil benefit, with prices being about 7 to 10 cents higher, per liter, than last year.
The Ministry of Finance and General Secretariat of Public Revenue have not yet finalized the technical details on the changes to be carried out in the location criteria of beneficiaries. These changes aim to offer greater support to households in mountainous and cold areas.
As such the necessary ministerial decision has not yet been issued, in order to for the benefit to be paid out and the Taxisnet to being receiving the necessary applications. The Finance Minister has decided to allocate 105 million euros for heating oil benefit for the October 2016 to April 2017 period.