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Energy subsidy

As a result of an energy price increase, the state will start paying energy subsidies to households with low or medium income. The subsidy will partially compensate their electricity, gas and district heating expenses.

A person’s/household’s income is considered low or medium if their average salary during the subsidy period is:

·        €1126 per the household’s only/first member;

·        €563 (or 50%) per every household member aged 14 and up;

·        €338€ (or 30%) per every household member under 14 years of age.

 

For example, the income limit to qualify for a household of two adults is 1689 euros. For a household of two adults and two under 14-year old children, the income limit is 2365 euros.

You can check whether you qualify for a subsidy by using the Ministry of Finance’s online calculator, available in Estonian and Russian.

People can apply for energy subsidies in Tallinn from the 17th of January.  From 3 January, Tallinn residents can ask for more information from the energy subsidy helpline 600 6300 (Phone is open  Mon 8.15-17.45; Tue-Thu 8.15-16.45 ja Fri 8.15-15.45). .

The subsidy period lasts from September 2021 to April 2022 (included). Residents can submit their applications until the 12 June. The person can choose how many months they will apply for the subsidy for. NB! We advise you to consider applying for an energy subsidy for multiple months at once to ensure that the subsidy amount totals at least 10 euros, because lower subsidy amounts shall not be paid.

 

How much of the energy expenses will be compensated in one month?

80% of the energy bill is compensated if the expenses surpass:

  1.    €120/MWh (or 12c/kWh) for electricity;
  2.    €49/MWh (or 4,9c/kWh) for gas;
  3.    €78/MWh (or 7,8c/kWh) for district heating.

The minimum monthly amount you can apply for is 10 euros: lower amounts will not be paid out. We recommend collecting your bills from multiple months and submit a collective application.

The maximum monthly amount you can apply for is 500 euros for all energy expenses (electricity, gas and district heating) in total.

See more information on the Ministry of Finance website in Estonian and in Russian.