Information: Heating cost allowance for BAföG-funded students

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Automatic payment for BAföG recipients expected in fall 2022 // Heating allowance even if you receive housing allowance // "Energiepreispauschale" for minijobs

The heating cost allowance introduced by the Federal Government is a done deal. All students who have received BAföG benefits for at least one month in the period from October 2021 to March 2022 and who no longer live with their parents will receive the allowance of €230. Students who are eligible will receive the grant automatically; a separate application is not necessary. The exact payment date is not yet known; payments will probably be made in autumn 2022 by the end of the year at the latest. Please keep your account number up to date or inform the BAföG Office of any changes so that automatic payment can be guaranteed.

For the time being, we ask you to refrain from making enquiries about the heating costs allowance. As soon as an exact date for the automatic payment becomes known, we will inform you.

Do you receive "Wohngeld" (housing allowance)? Then the payment is made via the responsible Wohngeldstelle.

If you have a mini-job as a marginal employment, you can from the "Energiepreispauschale". All essential information is summarized in the blog of the Minijobzentrale.

You can find more information on the heating costs allowance in the FAQ of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (in German).

You can find more information on the "Energiepreispauschale" in the FAQ of the Federal Ministry of Finace (in German).

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[Translate to Englisch:] Der Heizkostenzuschuss für Studierende mit BAföG-Bezug beträgt 230 € und wird ab Herbst 2022 automatisch ausgezahlt.