Social Bonus for Electricity

Electricity subsides for families in difficulty

What is the social bonus for electricity? 

The social bonus for electricity is a billing reduction to assist families in financial difficulties. It was introduced by the Government in December 2009 and provides savings on annual electricity costs.


Who is entitled to it?

Families in economic difficulty can apply for the social bonus for electricity if they have:

  • an electricity supply contract for their home
  • an equivalent financial situation index of €8265 or lower (for families with at least four dependent children, the index threshold is €20,000).

Learn about the Equivalent Financial Situation Index

The social bonus for electricity for physical disability can be claimed by families with a member affected by a serious illness and reliant on electrically powered equipment for life support.

See also the social bonus for the supply of gas.