Energy payment to low-income households
In March 2022, the Danish government decided to provide one-time energy subsidies for households that both have a low income and one of the heat sources that has been particularly affected by extraordinary price increases in the heating season 2021-2022. As of 10 August, the heat check has been distributed to over 400 000 households, at a value of DKK 6 000, for a total of DKK 2.4 billion.
The heat check is the result of two political agreements concluded in February and March 2022, and a new law adopted in April 2022 called the Act on one-off subsidies for low-income households and heat sources covered by extraordinary price increases in the heating season 2021-2022.
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