Austria’s households have submitted around 3 million vouchers for energy cost compensation. This corresponds to a relief volume of 440 million euros, calculated by the Ministry of Finance on Friday in a release. However, of the vouchers submitted, around 365,000 were rejected due to incorrect information, so only a relief volume of 375 million euros was realized. Applications are still possible until the end of March.
The vouchers can be presented to the respective electricity provider, reducing the annual bill by 150 euros. As one of the first anti-inflation measures, the government sent out around four million vouchers with a total value of 600 million euros to Austrian households in April 2022. Originally, the submission deadline was to run until the end of October 2022, according to the press release. However, it was extended several times, first to the end of 2022 and then to the end of March 2023. The final submission deadline is, therefore, now actually imminent.
- source: kleinezeitung.at/picture: pixabay.com
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