I recently got my first cheque energie €98 - I nice surprise, as I hadn't applied for it.Le Démerdeur wrote: ↑Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:28 pm
All this came about when I did another simulation, I think it was for my impôts for this year which I knew pretty much to the Euro but wanted a print out, whatever it was it suggested that I qualified for the Prime D'activité and also IIRC another couple of hundred in Cheque Energie, thats a job for tomorrow, I used to get the Tarif de Premier Nécessité but that was dropped, if you dont know of these things even on the radar they dont come to you automatically which I guess is how it should be but their must be proud or uninformed people living in real précarité.
Do they give these bungs to pensioners or are they left to rot if they didnt cotise enough? They are not after all actif.
Apparently it goes off your tax return. I've never paid income tax here, since I only have a UK state pension, so maybe they've changed the threshold for elegibility.
It is going towards my heating wood for next winter.
You lose the UK winter fuel allowance, and get half of it back from France, very nice.
Regarding them adding an amount on your income if you don't have a mortgage, I came across that when I applied for help paying for a mutuelle, thinking I was well within the parameters, but I wasn't, thanks to this weird idea that if you own your own house, you should be penalised for it.