Gas voucher also for people over 75 years of age, reduced prices in the bis Aid Decree: what changes

A gas bonus also for those over 75 years of age, included in the public of vulnerable customers to whom reduced prices will be applied. The changes are provided for in the Aid Decree bis and will apply from January 1, 2023.

a specific one Gasoline bonus also for people over 75 years oldto be included in the hearing vulnerable clients.

The novelty is contained in the text of the Aid decree bis and is part of the wake of the measures planned for the reduction of energy prices.

Parallel to the expansion of the social bonus for the closing months of 2022, the provision is maintained and introduces specific protections to enter into force from January 1, 2023.

Those over 75 years of age, along with ISEE holders and people with disabilities in accordance with Law 104, will benefit from reduced prices for gas supplyto be charged by suppliers based on acquisition costs.

Gas voucher also for people over 75 years of age, reduced prices in the bis Aid Decree: what changes

It is article 2 of decree law n. 115 of August 9, 2022 to introduce a specific subsidy also in favor of over 75. A gasoline bonus that doesn’t translate to cost reduction on the billbut in the application of reduced prices according to specific criteria that will be established by ARERA.

Specifically, the Aid Decree bis introduces measures for the protection of vulnerable customers in relation to gasoline pricesand this category will include civilian customers:

  • in disadvantageous economic conditions that allow access to the social bonus;
  • with disability in accordance with article 3 of Law 104;
  • with public services located on the smaller islands that are not interconnected;
  • with utilities located in emergency housing structures after dire events;
  • older than 75 years.

the over 75in parallel with the other vulnerable customers identified by the standard, from from January 1, 2023 You will be entitled to the application of reduced prices by suppliers.

These are the same subjects who, from the date of termination of the protected market, that is, from January 1, 2024, will be entitled to the application of reduced prices also in electricity bills according to the provisions of article 11 of Legislative Decree 210/2021.

Gas voucher for people over 75 years old, reduced prices from 2023 and 2024 for electricity

Therefore, both protections will apply to staggered timesstarting with the supply of gas for civil use.

what is going to change at the operational level?

Regarding the invoice discount, the Aid decree bis It establishes that the providers and operators of the service of last resort will be obliged to offer vulnerable customers the supply of natural gas:

“At a price that reflects the real cost of contracting in the wholesale market, the efficient costs of the marketing service and the contractual conditions and quality of service, as defined by the Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and the Environment (ARERA) with one or more provisions and periodically updated.”

They will be substantially anticipated reduced prices for gas supplyBased on the cost of contracting in the wholesale market, as well as based on what ARERA establishes, the costs of the service and the contractual conditions provided must be applied.

A specific “indirect” bonus that from January 1, 2023 will therefore apply to users over 75 years of age but also to people with disabilities and, among others, to those who benefit from the social bonus. As of January 1, 2024 protective measures will also be extended to electricity bills.

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