Platform for fuel subsidy opens today

Platform for fuel subsidy opens today

How is the Fuel Pass issued and who is entitled to it.

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Απριλίου / 2022

The vouchers.gov.gr platform opened on Tuesday morning and concerns aid for the fuel cost for the months of April, May and June 2022.
 
The amount of aid ranges from €30 to €50 and depends on the type of vehicle and the main residence of those entitled. The total budget is €130 million and comes from the General State Expenditure of the Ministry of Finance.
 
Entitled to the aid will be tax residents of Greece with a declared income of up to €30k.
 
Each person can only register one vehicle and the vehicle must be on the road and insured.
 
The beneficiary must have at least part ownership or a long-term lease for the vehicle.
 
The platform will open gradually, based on the last digit of the citizens' tax number (AFM). In particular, on Tuesday 26 April, citizens whose tax number ends in 0, 1 and 2 will be able to apply. By Friday 29 April, the platform will be available to all eligible citizens and they will be informed by announcements.
 
The platform is very simple to use. Citizens will enter the platform using their Taxisnet codes either directly through vouchers.gov.gr or through gov.gr, while they will also be able to apply through KEP offices. The system will automatically access the citizen's data to determine whether they are eligible.
 
Financial support can be provided in two ways:
 
- Either by issuing a digital debit card which beneficiaries can use to purchase fuel via their smart phone
 
- Or by direct payment of the amount to the beneficiary's bank account, for those who do not have a smart device or do not wish to use it for this process.
 
Questions and answers regarding the use of the platform:
 
What is the Fuel Pass?
The Fuel Pass is a measure to support individuals and self-employed people to offset increased fuel prices.
 
Is the aid only for private vehicles?
Yes, the measure only concerns private vehicles.
 
Who is entitled to the aid?
Tax residents of Greece with a declared income of up to €30k, in order to cover increased prices in the months of April, May and June.
 
Each person can only register one vehicle and the vehicle must be on the road and insured. The beneficiary must have at least part ownership or a long-term lease for the vehicle.
 
If a couple meets the requirements with their joint tax return, are they both entitled to the aid if they own two separate vehicles?
Yes, each member must apply separately and declare their own vehicle in their application, for which they must have part or full ownership.
 
How do I issue the Fuel Pass?
Beneficiaries will submit their application online at the abovementioned links, using their Taxisnet codes. The applicant must fill in and update their contact details and, especially, their e-mail and mobile phone number.
 
If they choose to have the amount paid into a bank account, they must also fill in their IBAN number. The platform will open gradually, based on the last digit of the beneficiaries' tax number (AFM).
 
They will also be able to apply through KEP offices.
 
How is the amount being paid?
The amount can be paid in two ways:
 
- Either by issuing a digital debit card which beneficiaries can use to purchase fuel via their smart phone
 
- Or by direct payment of the amount to the beneficiary's bank account, for those who do not have a smart device or do not wish to use it for this process.
 
What is the amount of aid?
The amount of aid for the months of April, May and June are the following:
 
- €50 for vehicle owners (except motorcycles), whose main residence is in North and South Aegean, the Ionian islands, Crete, the Islands of the Attica Region, the Sporades Regional Unit of Thessaly, the Regional Unit of Thassos, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Samothraki, Ammouliani and Central Macedonia
 
- €40 for vehicle owners (except motorcycles), whose main residence is in the rest of Greece
 
- €35 for motorcycle owners, whose main residence is in North and South Aegean, the Ionian islands, Crete, the Islands of the Attica Region, the Sporades Regional Unit of Thessaly, the Regional Unit of Thassos, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Samothraki, Ammouliani and Central Macedonia
 
- €30 for motorcycle owners, whose main residence is in the rest of Greece.
 
The amount of aid can increase up to €5 for beneficiaries who choose to use a digital debit card.
 
When will the amount be paid?
The amount will be paid either to the digital debit card or to the selected bank account and within two working days from the date of approval of the beneficiary's application.
 
Where and how do I use it?
The digital debit card can be used (via the smartphone on which it will be installed) at all filling stations in the country, just like any other card. If the money has been deposited in a bank account, it can be used through linked debit cards with the account or through cash withdrawals.
 
The money will be available until 31 July 2022.
 
I am a petrol dealer. How does the Fuel Pass work for my business and when will I receive the money?
The Fuel Pass will be used like any other debit card through a POS.
 
Where can I ask for clarifications regarding the use of the platform?
For any clarifications you can contact 215 560 5150.