Heating cost subsidy

BAföG heating cost subsidy (Relief Package I)
If you have received BAföG for at least one month between October 2021 and March 2022 and no longer live with your parents, you will receive a heating cost subsidy - it is part of the Federal Government's Relief Package I. According to the current status, the heating cost subsidy will be paid out at the end of October 2022.

Amount of the subsidy:
The heating cost allowance is a one-time amount of 230 euros.

Automatic payment:
The heating allowance is automatically transferred to your bank account. No application is necessary.

Information on the second heating cost subsidy  (Relief Package III):
The Federal Government wants to support BAföG recipients with a second heating cost subsidy of 345 euros. You will receive this subsidy if you received BAföG from September to December 2022. Payment is planned for the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023, according to the BMBF.


The BMBF website answers questions about the heating allowance.