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15:05  11 january  2022
15:05  11 january  2022 Source:   pressfrom.com

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rising energy prices burden households with a low income particularly hard. According to the Federal Statistical Office, they provide pro rata most for electricity, heating and hot water.

Ein Mann dreht in einer Wohnung am Thermostat einer Heizung. © Hauke-Christian Dittrich / DPA A man turns in an apartment at the thermostat of a heater.

households with a monthly net income below 1300 euros turned in 2020, as a fuel oil, gas and electricity were comparatively cheap, on average 95 euros for live energy. This corresponded to a share of 9.5 percent of their total consumption spending, as the Wiesbaden authority announced on Tuesday.

households of the highest income class with a monthly at least 5000 euros net gave significantly more for live energy with an average of 206 euros. However, the proportion of private consumer spending was not even half as high as in 2020 as in the lowest income class households.

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While energy prices were still falling in the Corona crisis in the Corona crisis, they significantly increased significantly in the past year of global economic recovery. According to the Comparison Portal Verivox, energy increased by 35 percent within one year. "Never before had private households to pay so much for heating, electricity and fuel," it said. According to CHECK24, more than 900 gas suppliers in the basic supply of price increases have been carried out or announced by average of 34 percent.

Because of the high heating costs, recipients of housing allowance should receive a one-time subsidy. According to a bill of the new Ministry of Affairs, single-living 135 euros will receive a two-person household 175 euros. For each additional roommate another 35 euros are planned.

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Grant for around 710,000 households

The traffic light coalition had decided the subsidy after the heating costs had risen rapidly in autumn. "This should remain affordable living and heating and absorbing the additional costs from the cold winter months," it says in a cornerstone paper of the Ministry. The lump sum is part of the housing benefit paid to low-income households. Overall, around 710,000 households should benefit from the unique subsidy.

is particularly difficult to use the analysis of the comparison portals for recipients of Hartz-IV. Despite higher rule sets since the beginning of the year, the money for those affected, according to Veriberox, is less and less sufficient to cover the rising electricity prices. Accordingly, a single-Hartz-IV budget must currently pay € 139 or just under 32 percent more than 32 percent more than 32 percent more than the electricity cost proportion in the rule set, as recently published analysis.

"In 2022, the rule rate for a single adult increases by three euros to 449 euros per month," says the comparison portal. «Of these are purely mathematically 36.44 euros for the settlement of the electricity bill.» However, the electricity costs of a production with a consumption of 1500 kilowatt hours amounted to Verivox calculations in the national average on a monthly 48 euros per month. In households, in which water is heated with electricity - about a water heater - the costs increase again.

similar calculations had also published the comparison platform CHECK24. There, the electricity cost gap is estimated at a slightly lower 136 euros per year or to just under 30 percent.

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