The federal government’s relief package is coming in the next few weeks and is intended to provide short-term and financial support for millions of people. FOCUS Online says when the 9-euro ticket, the children’s bonus, the petrol discount and the energy flat rate will start and which dates you should keep an eye on.

Because energy prices have been rising since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the federal government is implementing a €30 billion relief package. It contains:

The measures are to be introduced between June and September. This is a short-term support.

The energy flat rate of 300 euros (gross) is to be paid by the employer and paid out in September together with the wages or salary. The one-time grant is taxable. In the end, the energy flat rate is significantly lower. The self-employed receive the support in the form of a reduction in their income tax prepayment.

When is the financial cushion available? The energy allowance is paid out in September. Depending on when your employer pays you your salary or wages. This is either at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of the month.

The 9-euro ticket will be introduced on June 1st and will then be valid for 30 days. The ticket is not only valid in June, but can be extended by 30 days for the months of July and August and then costs 9 euros each month. The ticket will be abolished again from September 1st.

If you want to use the ticket for the entire validity period from June 1st to August 31st, you have to pay 27 euros. If you only want to use the ticket for two or one month, you should know that consumers only pay for the ticket for the month they want, but each time they also have to buy a 9-euro ticket for the months of June, July or August.

The big difference to the monthly ticket is that consumers should use the 9-euro ticket in several German cities. Anyone who has the 9-euro ticket issued by the MVG in Munich can also use the ticket in Berlin on the BVG network.

If you have a subscription for a monthly pass, you only have to pay nine euros for the months of June, July and August.

Because the demand will be particularly high, transport companies are already planning to issue the 9-euro ticket with advance sales, which may start in the third week of May. The ticket is available via app, at the counter or at the ticket machines. Look for the “9 Euro Ticket” button.

From June 1st to August 31st there will be a discount on diesel and petrol at German petrol stations. With Super, Super Plus and E10 it is 30 cents. 14 cents are deducted for diesel and diesel premium products. The price per liter drops well below two euros.

It is to be expected that there will be a high rush to the petrol stations, especially in the first days of June. On the other hand, fewer drivers will probably go to the petrol pumps to fill up towards the end of May.

The Family Benefits Office will add a bonus of 100 euros to the child benefit in July 2022. This means that families receive 319 euros each for the first and second child. The third child gets 325 euros and the fourth child 350 euros.

Hartz IV recipients should receive a one-time additional payment of 200 euros in July. This would affect people who receive unemployment benefit II. Anyone who receives unemployment benefit I should also benefit from a one-time payment of 100 euros. The sum is to be paid out in July. However, the date could still change.