The costs for energy have risen enormously. Those who earn little and have no assets can apply for assistance for the down payment or the additional payment. Depending on the personal situation, the social departments of the district, the city of Tübingen or the Job Centre are responsible. Detailed information can be found under the search term “increased heating costs” on the pages www.kreis-tuebingen.de, www.tuebingen.de and www.jobcenter-tuebingen.de.
The application for assistance must be submitted in the month in which the back payment of heating costs is due. If you fail to do so, you can apply for a loan from the competent social welfare office to pay the energy debt. Depending on where you live, the social welfare departments of the district or the city of Tübingen are responsible for applicants who receive social welfare. All those who receive benefits from the Job Centre submit their application for assistance there.
Applications for basic income support and subsistence assistance are also offered online—to be found at www.service-bw.de under the search term “subsistence assistance” or “basic income support”.
For the Tübingen District Office’s announcement with further information and links, go to
Landratsamt Tübingen. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian.