Just received a letter telling me that I can benefit from a "help to pay my electricity bill, special tarif, TPN. All I have to do is fill the form in, from details on my last bill and when it has been validated by their "methods" they tell my supplier (EDF) to apply a discount which would be applied to subsequent bill -yeah right!
All sounds a bit too good, so am naturally a bit suspicious. Anyone out there had a similar letter ever, replied to it and been through the process? If so, what was the outcome? big reductions? bombarded by yet more junk or phone calls? They dont ask for email addresses, just phone number and address.
Just one small point though - the link makes clear how one can get help obtaining CMU-C and I will chase this up with the RSI, but what is puzzling me is : if one is paying for the CMU (not CMU-C) as an AI though RSI contributions, then surely one cannot get any assistance in poaying for that (as one is already paying it);
I am not sure whether to start a new thread or not - but - there is mention here of CMU-C and I have a question which one of you may be able to answer: My son is working as an AE but earns very little. I would think he is below the threshold for obtaining CMU-C but of course he is paying his cotisations anyway via RSI - so I guess that means he will get no further assistance?. Anybody any ideas on this one?
John, there are different income thresholds for different taxes and allowances, so, you may qualify for one but not another. The income threshold for the electricity is very low it is as low as 2175 euros depending on where you live, where as the tax d'hab is not just income but can be age related as well, so, you need to consider all the factors to determine if you qualify.
This is called the tarif de première nécessité and is available to those who have the CMU complémentaire or receive l'assurance complémentaire santé (ACS) or have a low income. Lots more details here although it is in French. Hope this helps.