Fuel allowance of 100 euros: aid extended until the end of March by the government, announces Bruno Le Maire

The fuel allowance of 100 euros available since mid-January will be extended by one month, announced on Monday February 13 the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire. This aid concerns the 10 million most modest tax households.

Good news for the French. Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of the Economy announced on Monday to extend the fuel allowance by 100 euros for one more month, i.e. until the end of March. This aid, available since mid-January, concerns the 10 million most modest tax households.

“It was supposed to stop at the end of February, we will extend it until the end of March so that the millions of our compatriots who are entitled to it can get it”, declared the minister on RTL this morning, stressing that “almost half” of eligible households had not yet taken advantage of it.

“You have an allowance that benefits those who work, I think it’s fair, I think it’s effective, I just want everyone who is entitled to it to be able to receive it,” he added.

An additional rebate from TotalEnergies?

This aid, paid all at once for the year 2023, concerns households located in the first five deciles of income. It had been put in place of the general rebate at the pump, in force until the end of 2022, and applied to any type of vehicle.

As a reminder, in order to be eligible, you must have a reference tax income of less than 14,700 euros in 2021, i.e. 1,314 euros net per month for a single person or 3,941 euros for a couple with two children. Thus, a modest couple who works and owns two vehicles can benefit from two aids, i.e. 200 euros.

In addition to the extension of this aid, Patrick Pouyanné the CEO of TotalEnergies hinted that he could, for his part, grant a new rebate at the pump in France.

What Bruno Le Maire retorted on Monday: “He made promises and it is generally better that promises be kept”. As for the level of this rebate, “it will be up to him to determine it”, he concluded.