December 7, 2022

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CTO ‘End Time’: Just 48 Hours Before System ‘Close’, Income Limits and ‘Breakouts’

The Social Family Tariff (CTO) was created to protect vulnerable groups of consumers and in the midst of the energy crisis, it is an additional “break” to reduce charges on electricity bills.

CTO recipients must submit an application for inclusion in the social tariff each year and this process has a deadline, which ends in just 24 hours.


More specifically, CTO beneficiaries apply for inclusion in the CTO every year and every time Within two months of the deadline for submitting tax returns (in addition to the possibility of its extension), in order to re-check the conditions for inclusion in the Social Family Tariff (CTO)

Given that the 2022 tax returns were submitted on time until August 30, 2022, the deadline for submitting a new COT application for 2022 is October 31, 2022.

CTO . Scholarship Terms

To join a CTO, a consumer must:


1. That the electricity consumption covers the needs of his main residence.

2. The electric current must be in his name or in the name of his wife.


3. The consumption of his main residence must be at least 200 kWh for every 4 months and the consumption for a period of 4 months must not exceed the maximum consumption limits specified for the category of CTO beneficiary to which he belongs.

  • 200 kWh consumption for each additional adult and 100 kWh consumption for each additional minor, up to the total limit of 2,400 kWh regardless of the number of family members.
  • For a household with an individual or a person with a disability of sixty-seven percent (67%) or more, the above consumption limits are increased by 300 kWh.
  • For a family that also includes a person or persons in need of mechanical support using medical devices, which are provided at home and are necessary for their life, the above consumption limits are increased by 600 kWh.

4. He must fulfill the conditions of one of the following categories of consumers based on his tax return issued in the previous year.

COT Class A

1. This category includes those who meet the criteria for obtaining Social Solidarity Income (SSI):

  • The total value of the property for the family cannot exceed €90,000 for a family of one person, with an increase of €15,000 for each additional person and up to €150,000.
  • Objective expenditure of movable family property (passenger cars or two-wheelers) cannot exceed the total amount of 6000 euros.
  • Gross income, up to six months prior to application, cannot exceed the amounts in the table below.


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COT Class B

1. This category includes those who meet the following income criteriasocial billing

  • For each additional adult an additional €4,500 and for each additional minor member an additional €2,250, up to the total limit of €31,500 regardless of the number of family members.
  • They and their family members have real estate, in Greece or abroad, with a total taxable value (based on the ENFIA account) up to €120,000 for a family of one, plus €15,000 for each additional individual and up to a maximum of €180,000.
  • Their family members are exempt from welfare tax provisions and do not declare living expenses for yacht crew fees, private school fees, domestic servants, motorists, teachers, and other employees, based on the family members’ most recent income tax returns. The application deadline specified in the written provisions has expired or the application deadline has been extended in any way.
  • For a family that includes a person or a person with a disability of sixty seven percent (67%) or more, the income limits in the above table are increased by eight thousand (8000) euros.
  • For a family that also includes a person or persons in need of mechanical support using medical devices, which are provided at home and are necessary for their life, the income limits given in the above table are increased by fifteen thousand (15,000) euros.
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