Students in Germany can receive an energy flat rate as a one-time payment of 200 euros. In order to receive the money, you have to apply for it. You have to do some preliminary work for this.
The money is earmarked to absorb the recently sharply increased costs for heating, costs, electricity and food. How can I apply for the energy allowance?
200 euros for students: how do you get the one-time payment?
One can get the energy fee online on the site One-time payment200.de apply for. The site is already working, but an application should only be possible from mid-March 2023.
The one-time payment is for everyone those on the effective date of December 1, 2022 were enrolled at a university in Germany and had a place of residence in Germany. Those who were temporarily not in the country for a semester abroad can still receive the money. Foreign students who were enrolled at a German university at the beginning of December and BAföG recipients are also entitled to the payment. The application is online possible via a website, which is scheduled to go live in March. So you don’t have to visit an office, fill out paper forms or book appointments. In order for the application to be processed, certain requirements must be met:
- Your university will automatically set you up in the coming weeks Send the access code and PIN by post.
- You still need one BundID.
- In order to be able to complete the application online, you need an online-enabled identity card and the associated login data. For the online function you need a current smartphone with NFC function or a card reader as well as the AusweisApp2 (forgot your ID card PIN? There is a new one here).
- As an alternative to the ID card, you can also use an Elster certificate.
You still have enough time to prepare for the application for the one-off payment.
200 € energy flat rate for students: How to get the BundID
You need the ID card with online function or the Elster certificate to create a BundID for yourself.
The BundID is a user account for digital administration in Germany. So far, the service has only been required in rare cases. This is how you create the BundID with the ID card:
- controls that Website for the BundID at.
- Select the option “Sign in here/My account”.
- In the new menu click on “No user account yet? Register here“.
- Then select “Register with electronic ID“.
- Choose the option “Online ID function“.
- If you have not already done so, download the AusweisApp2 onto your smartphone (to download).
- Hold the ID card to the back of the smartphone or put the ID in a card reader if you have one.
- give one pin code one that you have chosen yourself.
- Your identity is thus proven and you can create the BundID account. Enter your personal data and bank details there.
Is your ID card online-enabled? The function is automatically activated for all ID documents issued after July 2017. For older ID cards, you can have the activation activated in the AusweisApp2. For this you will find the option “Check devices and ID“ in the app. If you don’t want to or can’t use the online function, you need the Elster certificate to get the energy flat rate.
One-time payment for students: How & when do you get the 200-euro energy flat rate?
You should receive a letter from your university with an access code by mid-March. You need the code for the One-time payment200.de page. only aApplications should be possible from March 15th. A large crowd is to be expected, especially in the first few days, so that the “Einmalpayment200.de” page cannot be reached can be. In that case you have to be patient until the onslaught gets smaller.
It is not known how long applications will be processed and when the energy lump sum will be paid out. Once the application is approved, you will receive confirmation via email. The payout goes to the account number specified in the BundID account.
The funds will to around 3.5 million people distributed throughout Germany. While employees and pensioners have already received their compensation for the increased costs from the federal government, it is taking longer for students. The reason for this is that we already have the necessary information, such as account data, from the first-mentioned groups, but only a limited amount of data is available for students, for example from BAföG recipients.