The German Government decided by the end of 2022 to pay students a one-off payment in the amount of 200 euros (tax-free) upon application in order to relieve them as a result of the increased burdens due to higher costs for heating, electricity and food.
For this purpose, the Student Energy Price Flat Rate Act (EPPSG) came into force on 21 December 2022. The website einmalzahlung200.de was already activated in February.
The website already provides helpful information for applicants - approximately 3.5 million people from more than 4,000 educational institutions throughout Germany - who are expected to be eligible to apply. After completion of all preparations (by the state and the Federal Government), applications will be possible starting from 15 March 2023.
You can already take some important actions to save time later on:
For registration, you need a BundID account, which you can already create. To prove your identity, you also need your online ID or your personal Elster certificate.
How does the procedure work?
For a successful application at einmalzahlung200.de, students need a BundID along with a personal access code and, optionally, an individual PIN. You can find these two access details at our university portal. You can find more information on this under step 2.