In December, retirees will also receive a payment of the energy package (PPE). There’s 300 euros for everyone who has the right to claim and since most people don’t have to actively do anything for it, it’s a welcome measure.
This means that retirees are officially included in the group of RPE beneficiaries. The payment must be processed by the German pension insurance.
But the full 300 euros usually does not arrive in the account. Unfortunately, the catch is that the PPE is subject to income tax is, so that only part of the 300 euros remains. Those who receive a lower pension have a lower tax rate and therefore benefit more from the TPP.