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Relief package

Energy price flat rates and further assistance in the energy crisis


Measures to secure an affordable energy supply

The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine has led to massively rising prices. Gas, gasoline, food - everything is more expensive. Especially families and single parents are under high financial pressure. But no one is being left alone: The German government has decided on comprehensive measures to relieve the pressure.


These government policies will help you get through the energy crisis

One thing in advance: The rising cost of living is becoming a burden for many citizens. Therefore, do not be afraid to apply for the help and government assistance to which you are entitled. Only in the medium to long term, the situation will probably relax again as soon as more renewable energy alternatives are available.


Until then, Germany stands together to overcome the crisis in the best possible way! The 3rd relief package of the federal government contains aid in the amount of 65 billion euros and includes, among other things, the following benefits:


Where can we find help and advice?

It remains important to save energy. The most important measure to absorb price increases is therefore: use energy sparingly! But what can you do personally to reduce consumption in your own household?

  • The Verbraucherzentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen offers extensive information and advice on its Internet portal. If money is tight, you can find tips on how to save. This checklist helps when there's not enough money to pay the gas or electricity bill. Answers to frequently asked questions about gas apportionment, price jumps and ways to help are summarized in the FAQ on the gas crisis. If you would like advice - in person, online, or by phone - feel free to contact the Service Center.
  • For detailed information on how to benefit from the energy flat rate, visit this website of the Consumer Center.
  • If you have debts or serious payment problems, contact the debt counseling service in North Rhine-Westphalia directly. The experienced counselors will help you. You can find a local advice center via the portal
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More informationLinks for further reading

The most important measures in the overview offers the Internet side of the Federal Government.


A general overview of financial benefits for families is provided by the website "All applications from A to Z" on the Familienportal.NRW.