Pensioners to receive energy voucher

Ljubljana – To cope with rising energy bills, pensioners whose pension was lower than EUR 1,000 last December will receive a one-off energy voucher of EUR 150 on Tuesday.

The solidarity allowance as the aid is termed is set down in the law on emergency measures to alleviate the consequences of high energy prices, passed in February.

It will be paid out by the ZPIZ public pension fund, including to those on disability pension.

Those who became eligible for pension on 1 January 2022 or later are not entitled to the aid.

Pensioners are, however, only one of the groups that will receive the one-off energy voucher.

Recipients of various social transfers, such as welfare, child benefit, large-family benefit or foster carers, will receive it on Thursday from the Ministry of Labour, the Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.

Pensioners on occupational pension, which is typical for workers in arduous or hazardous jobs, received the vouchers already last Friday, paid out by the KAD state-owned fund.