The social bonus for gas allows savings of 15%-20% on the estimated average annual expenditure for the supply of natural gas (net of taxes).
This value is determined and updated annually by the relevant authority (ARERA).
The amount of the bonus varies according to the:
- type of gas use (cooking and hot water only, heating only, or cooking, hot water and heating)
- number of family members
- climate zone
See also a diagram with detailed information.
The bonus is valid for 12 months and can be renewed up to eleven months before the expiry date, in cases where the conditions of economic hardship persist.
You need to apply through your local municipality or an institution specified by the municipality, such as the CAAF.
When filling in the forms, all information must be given regarding the following:
- family status
- details of your natural gas supply contract (you will need a utility bill)
- Equivalent Financial Situation Index (ISEE) documentation
The billing discount will be included in the next available bill following approval of the application by the distributing municipality. Validation by the distributor is effected no earlier than two months after the application to the municipality of residence (or other institution specified by the municipality).
In the event of a change in income or the size of the family, the bonus amount does not change during the 12 months of entitlement. An increase or a decrease in the number of family members or a change in income will take effect at the time the application for the bonus is renewed.
In the event of a change of the economic conditions in the contract or the supplier of natural gas, the bonus will continue to be paid without interruption until the end of the 12 months.