Information: Heating cost allowance for BAföG-funded students

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Automatic payment for BAföG recipients expected at the end of September // Heating allowance even if you receive housing allowance // "Energiepreispauschale" for minijobs

Status: 27.09.2022

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 at the end of September.; a separate application is not necessary. For administrative reasons, the payment for all students in the state of Brandenburg is made by the Studentenwerk Frankfurt (Oder). The official notification will also be sent from there.

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.