More than 500,000 applications for heating aid in the cold season and for the energy supplement granted by the Vulnerable Consumer Law have already been submitted to town halls, the interim Minister of Labor and Social Protection, Raluca Turcan, said on Facebook on Monday.
“More than 500,000 applications have already been submitted by the beneficiaries to the town halls, for the heating aids in the cold season and for the energy supplement granted throughout the year, by the Vulnerable Consumer Law. Single people with incomes of up to 2,053 lei and families with incomes of up to 1,386 lei per person benefit from these two forms of support from November 1, if they address the city halls”, mentioned Raluca Turcan.
The Minister of Labor specified that the National Agency for Payments and Social Inspection published on its website answers to the most important questions of the beneficiaries regarding the conditions and procedures for granting these aids, according to Agerpres.
“Together with the team of the National Agency for Payments and Social Inspection and with my colleagues from the Ministry of Labor, we had a discussion today with the representatives of the Romanian Cities Association, to make sure that the law will be applied correctly and that people will receive aid without delay. Moreover, the paying agencies support the mayoralties and the beneficiaries by clarifying the conditions and procedures for granting their rights, and the National Paying Agency publishes and permanently updates, on the website, details regarding the granting of aid,” said Raluca Turcan.
On the other hand, the Minister of Labor reminded that, starting with November 1, persons who do not meet the conditions for granting heating aid during the cold season and the energy supplement provided by the Vulnerable Consumer Law benefit from the compensation of electricity bills (in value of at most 0.291 lei/kWh) and for natural gas (at most 33% of the value of the component, the price of natural gas in the contract).
“Another support measure to overcome the cold season, already in force, is to cap the prices of electricity and natural gas for household customers,” concluded Raluca Turcan.