The consumer centers demand a clearly higher heating cost subsidy than the Federal Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Building Klara Geywitz (SPD) proposed. “It is good that the federal government wants to help low-income households with high energy costs,” said the head of the board of the federation of German consumer organizations, Klaus Müller, on Monday. “However, the one-time heating allowance for housing benefit recipients is clearly set too low.”
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