Last week, the Flemish government announced that people left temporarily unemployed would still have to pay their water and energy bills for the next month due to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus.
“Authorities will intervene to ease the pressure on households as soon as possible,” Demir promised. “Before that, they will have to ensure they pay their bills on time.”
Demir said she plans to help every employee affected. A household where several people are affected would therefore receive several payments of €202.68. Those who are not direct clients, who live in social accommodation with collective heating or have a budget meter will also receive a payment.