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The subsidy helps pay for increased heating costs during the winter.

  • You may be eligible for a heating allowance if you are eligible for housing allowance in the month in which the application is submitted; in this case the amount of support is HUF 8,000/month.
  • If you live in a single-person household and are above the age of 65, and receiving a pension or pension-like regular benefit and your income does not exceed HUF 125,400, you may also be entitled to a heating allowance; in this
case the amount of support is HUF 12,000/month.


Please submit the completed application, together with the necessary annexes, to the Mayor's Office Welfare Office between 1 October and 31 March. However, it is best to submit it between 1 October and 30 November, as in this case the allowance can be granted for five months from 1 November to 31 March of the following year.
If the application is submitted between 1 December and 31 March, the allowance can be granted from the first day of the month in which the application is submitted until 31 March.
Office hours at the Public Welfare Office: 1126 Budapest, Böszörményi út 20. 2nd floor

Monday: 13:00 to 17:30
Tuesday: no customer service
Wednesday: 08:00 to 16:00
Thursday: no customer service
Friday: 08:00 to 12:00

Required documents

Heating allowance for recipients of housing maintenance allowance
Heating allowance for single people over the age of 65

Application forms can also be picked up at the Public Welfare Office during office hours.
Recipients of housing allowance only need to submit a completed application form.
Individuals over the age of 65 who are not eligible for housing allowance must also attach proof of income to their application.

Payment information

Free of charge.