3rd Relief Package

Last updated: 10 May 2023

In order to shield domestic consumers from the effects of the energy crisis, the German government enacted in December 2023 a third relief package notably encompassing the following energy-related measures:

  • Postponement of the CO2 price increase
  • One-time payment for pensioners in the amount of 300 euros (net)
  • One-time payment for students in the amount of 200 euros
  • Housing benefit reform
  • Heating allowance II
  • Peak compensation for electricity and energy taxes
  • Successor to the 9-euro transport ticket
  • VAT tax reduction for gas

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