State assistance for housing: housing benefit, certificate of eligibility for council housing (WBS) and heating cost subsidy An overview of government assistance
In response to rising energy costs, the Federal Government has decided to introduce a one-off heating allowance in autumn 2022. The payment date for all recipients of the housing allowance was 30 January 2023. The heating costs subsidy for recipients of BAföG funds has been available since 5 April 2023. For more information on whether you are eligible and how much you can get, please click on the message.