Energy check: what to expect in December

Energy check what to expect in December

ENERGY CHECK. In total, 5.8 million households will benefit from an additional energy check of 100 euros in 2021.

[Mis à jour le 29 novembre 2021 à 08h33] The government has announced the payment of additional financial assistance for the most precarious households which already benefit from the energy check. In total, 5.8 million households are affected. If you are one of the beneficiaries, you don’t have to do anything. The check will be sent by post from mid-December December by post, regardless of the heating method of your accommodation (oil, gas, electricity). Do you want to know the deadline that concerns you? The calendar has finally been unveiled! In detail, two periods have been defined: from December 13 to 17 and from December 20 to 22. Here are the two deadlines that have been recorded:

  • From December 13 to 17, 2021 : Haute-Savoie, Isère, Ain, Savoie, Drôme, Allier, Haute-Loire, Rhône, Ardèche, Loire, Cantal, Puy-de-Dôme, Territoire de Belfort, Haute-Saône, Doubs, Jura, Saône-et-Loire , Nièvre, Yonne, Côte-d’Or, Ille-et-Vilaine, Côtes-d’Armor, Finistère, Morbihan, Eure-et-Loir, Loir-et-Cher, Cher, Loiret, Indre, Indre-et-Loire , Corsica, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Réunion, Mayotte, Martinique, Ardennes, Marne, Meuse, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Vosges, Haut-Rhin, Haute-Marne, Aube, Pas-de-Calais, Nord, Somme, Aisne , Oise, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne, Paris, Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-d’Oise, Orne, Seine-Maritime, Eure, Calvados, Manche , Deux-Sèvres, Creuse, Corrèze, Sarthe, Mayenne, Maine-et-Loire, Vendée, Loire-Atlantique.
  • From 20 to 22 December 2021 : Bas-Rhin, Haute-Vienne, Vienne, Charente, Charente-Maritime, Gironde, Dordogne, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes, Gers, Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Orientales, Haute-Garonne, Ariège, Lot , Aveyron, Tarn-et-Garonne, Tarn, Aude, Hérault, Lozère, Gard, Vaucluse, Bouches-du-Rhône, Alpes-Maritimes, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes de Haute Provence, Var.

Attention: luse of the energy check is limited to payment of energy bills. VSsee our dedicated file to find out more:

The energy check, for whom? ConditionsThe energy check is reserved for the most modest households. Its attribution depends on household resources and some household composition : your reference tax income is taken into account. Be careful, it must be less than 10,800 euros per unit of consumption (UC). As an indication, a person represents a CU. The second person is counted at 0.5 and each person at 0.3 CU. To find out if you can benefit from the energy check, you must therefore divide your reference tax income by the number of consumption units in your household. Very concretely, this means that the reference tax income must not exceed 10,800 euros for a single person. The site dedicated to the energy check system allows you to use a simulator, here. All you have to do is enter your tax number. Are you struggling to find the latter? Get your hands on your last tax notice. As the tax information is sent directly to the service in charge of the energy check, you will know whether you can benefit from the energy check or not.

Can we do a simulation of the energy check?

To determine your eligibility for the energy voucher scheme, you can go to the site dedicated to energy checks. There is no such thing as a simulator in the strict sense of the term. On the other hand, we invite you to enter your tax number to determine if you are eligible for the device. By entering your tax ID, the site therefore tells you if you are concerned or not. If this is not the case, the following message is displayed: “If, however, you believe that your household meets the income and composition conditions to benefit from the energy check, or, if you are an authorized operator for housing in rental intermediation and you wish to verify the eligibility of a household in subletting for the energy check, you can nevertheless continue the eligibility test “. You are then invited to complete a questionnaire with three questions.

The amount of the energy check depends on the resources and composition of your household. To determine this, the government established a scale. Here is the scale that applies in 2021, revealed by the decree of February 24, 2021 :

RFR / UC <5,600 euros5,600 euros 6,700 euros 7,700 euros
1 CU194 euros146 euros98 euros48 euros
1 240 euros176 euros113 euros63 euros
2 or more CUs277 euros202 euros126 euros76 euros

As you can see, a single person can receive an energy check for a maximum amount of 194 euros in 2021. Note that the energy voucher can be combined with the help of Ma Prime Rénov, the device that replaces the tax credit for the energy transition (CITE).

You don’t have to do anything. The energy check is automatically assigned. In fact, it is the tax administration which transmits the list of eligible households to the Services and Payment Agency (ASP). The latter is in charge of editing and sending the check by mail. Eligible households therefore receive it automatically, without having to complete any form. It is therefore of no use to contact the services in charge of the energy check if you are not eligible.

Are you sure you meet the conditions of the energy check, and yet you have no trace in your mail? In this case, contact support, either via the contact form on the dedicated site, or by phone. Remember to bring your tax notice with you. “To be able to benefit from the energy check, you must have declared your income to the tax authorities (even if your income is low or zero)”, we recall in the Frequently Asked Questions. “After having regularized your situation, you will be able to apply for an energy check. On the other hand, if you still have not declared your income for the following year, you will no longer be able to claim the benefit of the energy check”.

You are invited to report the loss or theft of your energy check. To do this, you have two possibilities:

  1. Online at the following address:
  2. Contact the energy check assistance by phone (see above) or by mail by providing your contact details, tax number, and the number of your energy check.

The energy check assistance can be reached on 0 805 204 805 (toll-free number), Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. “In case of high traffic, we recommend that you call in the morning from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, or at the end of the day from 5:00 pm”, we warn on the site of the energy check.

You fear that your energy bill will explode next year, and you are therefore wondering what the conditions of the energy check will be in 2022? It is legitimate. For now, the conditions of the energy check have not been disclosed. Keep in mind that the government has ruled out the possibility of expanding the number of beneficiaries and the conditions of the energy check. It is therefore a safe bet that the conditions remain the same as today. In the context of rising energy prices, are you evaluating the possibility of changing supplier? Consult our file without delay:

Yes ! EDF is one of the electricity suppliers who accept the energy check to pay your electricity expenses directly online. “No need to wait for your next bill: you can use your energy check now, it will be directly credited to your customer account”, we explain. on the official website of the energy check. To do this, all you need to do is enter the number of your energy check.

The energy check can be sent by post or hand delivered to the energy supplier. In this case, you must attach a copy of a document showing your customer references and transfer them to the back of the check. But you can also use it directly online, on the site.

Note that in the case of carrying out work, the check can be used directly to pay the invoice. However, please note that this work must be carried out by a professional “Recognized as guarantor of the environment” (RGE). You will find the list of RGE professionals on the site renovation service info. If you are a beneficiary of the energy voucher, be aware that its expiry date has been entered. It usually occurs at March 31 of the calendar year following the year of issue.

What are the advantages of the energy check?

If you are eligible for the energy check and you are a consumer of gas or electricity, you also benefit from the following associated advantages:

  • Free opening and commissioning of a new contract in the event of a move,
  • An 80% reduction on the invoicing of a technician’s trip in the event of unpaid bills and interruption of supply.