Fuel allowance: the deadline to claim the 100 euros of aid is extended until the end of March, announces Bruno Le Maire

The Minister of Economy stressed on Monday that “almost half” of eligible households had not yet benefited.

One more month to apply. The Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, announced on Monday, February 13 on RTL, the extension until the end of March of the fuel allowance of 100 euros available since mid-January for the 10 million tax households most modest. The fuel allowance application is to be made online on the tax site.

“It was supposed to stop at the end of February, we will extend it until the end of March so that the millions of our compatriots who are entitled to it can go and get it,” said Bruno Le Maire, pointing out that “almost half” of eligible households had not yet benefited from it.

This aid, paid in one go by 2023, concerns households in the first five income deciles. It was introduced to replace the generalized discount at the pump, in force until the end of 2022, and applies to all types of vehicles, including two-wheelers and cars without a license (bikes and electric scooters are not concerned).

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To be eligible, you must have a reference tax income of less than 14,700 euros in 2021, or 1,314 euros net per month for a single person or 3,941 euros for a couple with two children. A modest couple who works and owns two vehicles can benefit from two aids, or 200 euros.

Asked about the comments of TotalEnergies CEO Patrick Pouyanné, who suggested that he might grant a new discount at the pump in France, Bruno Le Maire said: “He made promises and it is better in general that promises are kept. As for the level of this rebate, “it will be up to him to determine it,” added the minister.

On France 2, the Minister Delegate in charge of Public Accounts, Gabriel Attal, said he hoped that “companies that can, including Total if it is the case, can make a new gesture.