February 8, 2023

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You can apply for an energy bonus from today: this is how you will find out if you have received it and how to apply for it

61 euros for electricity and 135 euros for gas, for the months of November and December. Thanks to the first basic package from the federal government, most Belgians were entitled to €392 in energy payments at the end of last year.

In the vast majority of cases, this basic package was automatically paid for by the energy supplier with whom you had a gas and/or electricity contract on September 30, 2022. How you get this premium depends from one supplier to the next. Some gave monthly discounts on bills submitted or final settlement, others deducted the amount in one go and other suppliers deposited the amount in your account number. “For example, more than 844 million euros have already been paid to citizens,” FPS Economy said in a press release.

However, there are still people who are entitled to it, but who have not yet received the first basic package. Monday morning through April 30th, they can still apply for their installments. This has already happened 13,000 times around 5pm, according to Energy Minister Tinne Van der Straeten (Groen). In addition, 672 application forms were sent by e-mail and the call center was called 9,000 times and e-mailed 1,200 times with questions.

This is how you do it:

The first step. Check your bills

Check the electricity and gas bills you received for November-December 2022 and January 2023. In most cases, the installment is deducted from your advance bill. If your advance bill is less than the installment, the remaining amount will be settled via an invoice or post-settlement or you will receive a credit note. In these Status, the money or balance has been transferred to your bank account.In any case, the invoice or transfer must mention the words Federal Basic Electricity (or Gas, Edited) 2022 Package. “

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2. Apply

Do you think you qualify for the insurance premium, but did you find nothing on your bills or did you receive a credit note? Then there are three ways to apply. The quickest way is by applying online. This can be done by the person in whose name the contract is. as well as by another family member residing at the same address.

  • You go for it This is the website of FPS Economy And click “Sign In” in the “My Profile” box. Log in with your e-ID card or via the Itsme identification app. You will then be taken to a page where you can find your gas and electricity contracts. There you can see if you received the basic package or not. Then click on “New Electricity Request” or “New Gas Request”. “If you have both an electricity and gas contract, you must fill out the two application forms separately.”
  • Enter the customer details you have with the energy supplier with whom you have a contract on 30 September 2022. You will find all the necessary information for this on one of your advance invoices. FPS Economy also recommends providing your email address and/or mobile phone number. “They can then be used to contact you while your file is being processed.”

  • Usually, your supplier will pay the premium for the account number you use to pay your bills. If you’d rather see that money in another account, enter a different account number. Finally, check the bottom boxes and click Submit Request.

If you are not able to log into the website, you can also fill in the application form – by computer or by hand. You can send a saved or scanned copy (it may be a photo, but make sure it is clearly visible) by email to [email protected]

If you do not have an email address, you may also mail the completed form (with attachments if required) to the address below (no registration required):

Ghazi Ali 2022

OJ30100

1000 Brussels

Applications are processed as quickly as possible, however there may be several weeks/months between receipt of your application, its processing and any award via the supplier. “Also keep in mind that applications by mail (and also by email) require more time, so you will have to wait longer to get your premium,” reports FPS Economy.

scammers

It is also possible that the supplier may not have your account number – for example because you are no longer a customer. FPS Economy still says “They will contact you next via email or letter”. Respond on time, because if you don’t, you won’t be able to get the premium. Please note: they will never ask you for secret codes, so don’t fall for the scammers here.