200 Euros One-off Payment for Students
You want 200 euros? You get 200 euros - even without Oprah! The Bundestag has passed the law of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on one-off payment (energy price flat rate) for students. With this payment, young people should be relieved. For us students in particular, the increased costs for heating, electricity and groceries are a major burden.
All students who are enrolled at a university on December 1st, 2022 are entitled to this one-off payment. Go einmalzahlung200.de/eppsg-en and apply for the 200 euros.
All information can also be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. (unfortunately this particular page is not available on english)
Here are brief instructions on how to submit as little data as possible in your application
- Create your BundID account here. When creating, select the option: Register with username and password
- The PIN: Look at ZEuS for the access code or key via a portlet on the start page. You can find the exact steps via ZEuS here.
- From March 15th, you can submit your application on einmalzahlung200.de. You can submit your application until September 30th.
Source: fzs (freier zusammenschluss von student*innenschaften)
FAQ about the One-off Payment
Do all students receive the one-time payment?
Yes. All students who are enrolled at a university in Germany on December 1st of 2022 can apply for the one-off payment. This also includes PhD students, students on a dual course of study, part-time students or students on a vacation semester. Guest auditors are not eligible to apply.
Where can I apply for the One-off Payment?
Detailed information on how to apply for the one-off payment can be found at: einmalzahlung200.de
Do you get the 200 euros automatically if you receive BAföG?
No, the one-time payment is not paid out automatically. BAföG recipients must also apply for it. (Citizens of the European Union, migrants and refugees living in Germany can receive BAföG as financial support during their studies or school days)
Do I get the 200 euros even if I'm no longer enrolled at a university?
Only those who were enrolled or registered at a university on December 1st, 2022 can receive the one-off payment. If your exmatriculation took place after the deadline, you are entitled to the one-off payment.
Do working students also get the one-off payment if they have already received the 300 euro energy flat rate?
Yes. All students who are enrolled at a university in Germany by December 1st, 2022 are eligible.
Who do you ask when there are problems?
If you have specific questions about the application, you can contact the following information hotline: 0800 2623 003. You can reach the hotline Tuesday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
When will the money be paid?
The law came into force on December 21st, 2022. The payment should start as soon as possible.
Is the one-time payment taxed?
The one-time payment will not be subject to taxation. It should not be taken into account for income-related benefits and social benefits, nor for social security contributions. In addition, it should not be taken into account when collecting costs in child and youth welfare and should not be subject to attachment.
Are international students also entitled to the 200 euros?
Yes. International students can apply for the one-off payment if they had their place of residence or usual place of residence in Germany on December 1st, 2022 and were enrolled at a university in Germany at that time. The usual length of stay for a one-semester study or school stay is sufficient to justify the habitual residence.
What exactly does domicile or habitual residence mean?
Residence means that someone occupies a dwelling which he or she will evidently retain and use. The habitual residence is the place where one stays not only temporarily.
You can also apply for the one-off payment of 200 euros if you are doing a study/internship abroad for a maximum of two semesters and are still enrolled/registered at the training center in Germany because it can be assumed that your place of residence or habitual abode is in didn't give up on Germany. Even if you are on leave from your training facility in Germany, this does not prevent the one-off payment.
It is different if you are enrolled / registered at a German training center but live abroad and are doing your training as a cross-border commuter. Then you are not eligible to apply because your usual place of residence is not in Germany. Exception: If you regularly stay overnight at the place of training in Germany and only travel to your home abroad on weekends or public holidays and during the semester break/school holidays, then the place of training in Germany counts as a normal place of residence.
Are students who are enrolled at a German university but living abroad also entitled to the 200 euros?
No. If you are enrolled or registered at a German training center but live abroad and are doing your training as a cross-border commuter, you are not entitled to apply for the one-off payment because your usual place of residence is not in Germany. Unless you regularly stay overnight at the place of training in Germany and only go to your home abroad on weekends, on public holidays and during school holidays/semester breaks, then you have a habitual residence at the place of training in Germany.
Are students who live in Germany but are enrolled at a foreign university entitled to the 200 euros?
No. If you are only enrolled at a foreign educational institution, you are not eligible to apply.
Are there other reliefs for young people?
Yes. In addition to the one-off payment, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research relieves young people, e.g. B. through the BAföG reform, the energy price flat rate and subsidies for heating costs. You can find out more about this here: Energy crisis and inflation - relief for students.