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Temporary energy emergency fund

The Temporary Energy Emergency Fund (website only available in Dutch) exists to help prevent people building up energy debts. The Emergency Fund is there for households with a high energy bill and a low income or lower middle income. Households can apply for support from the Emergency Fund for the period October 2022 to March 2023.

NOTE: You can only submit an application if you (or a housemate) have your own energy contract!

The Emergency Fund is an initiative of Eneco, Essent, Greenchoice, Vattenfall, NSR (Nederlandse SchuldhulpRoute) and SchuldenlabNL. The national government supports the Emergency Fund. The Emergency Fund looks at how high the energy bill is compared to the joint income in the household. If too much of the income is needed for energy, the Emergency Fund pays part of the energy bill. It does not matter which energy supplier a household has.

Who can apply for it?

  • A household with an income of no more than 200% of the social minimum. This means that the gross monthly income is less than € 2,980 (single) or € 3,794 (cohabiting).
  • Student finance or loans do not count as income. The total income is always your household income, so including any roommates, depending on age.
  • You or a housemate must have an energy contract for gas, electricity and/or district heating in your name. A rental contract with a service cost component for energy does not count as an energy contract.
  • The bill for this energy contract is (depending on income) higher than 10 to 13 percent of the joint gross income.

Complete the check to make sure you are entitled to the emergency fund! (only available in Dutch)

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