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Housing supplement

Housing supplement is money you can receive if you have activity compensation or sickness compensation and have housing costs. You do not need to pay tax on the supplement.

Am I eligible for housing supplement?

You can receive housing supplement if you live in Sweden, have activity compensation or sickness compensation and pay enough for your accommodation in relation to your income. You can also receive housing supplement if you live in Sweden and are receiving some form of disability benefit from another EEA country or Switzerland.

If you are 65 years or older and are receiving a full old-age pension, you apply for housing supplement from the Swedish Pensions Agency.

To find out whether you are eligible for housing supplement, you can call us at 0771-524 524. Before calling, please prepare information about your housing costs, your income and your savings. If you are married or have a live-in partner, we need this information for both of you.

How do I apply for housing supplement?

1. Prepare digital documents about your housing

You need to attach copies of documents about your housing when you apply for housing supplement.

 

If you rent your home, you must send in copies of

  • your lease
  • your rent specification
  • NE appendix to your income tax return if you are self-employed
  • payment notice or payslip showing all your current incomes
  • annual statement from the bank showing the balance of your accounts, funds, shares and endowment insurance on 31 December of the previous year.

You do not need to submit your payment notices from Försäkringskassan.

If you do not already have the documents as files on your computer, you can take photos of them with your phone or scan them. If you cannot add the appendices when you submit your application, you can attach them later. However, do so as soon as possible so we can start processing your case.

 

If you live in tenant-owned housing (bostadsrätt) or your own property, you must also send in copies of the following:

  • purchase agreement
  • loan documents stating the interest rate as a percentage, the current amount of debt and that the apartment/house is provided as collateral for the loan
  • the latest service fee invoice (for tenant-owned housing)
  • any leasehold invoice (for property)
  • NE appendix to your income tax return if you are self-employed
  • payment notice or payslip showing all your current incomes
  • annual statement from the bank showing the balance of your accounts, funds, shares and endowment insurance on 31 December of the previous year.

You do not need to submit your payment notices from Försäkringskassan.

If you do not already have the documents as files on your computer, you can take photos of them with your phone or scan them. If you cannot add the attachments when you submit your application, you can attach them later. However, do so as soon as possible so we can start processing your case.

 

Send the attachments by regular mail to

Försäkringskassans inläsningscentral,

839 88 Östersund

Write your personal identity number on all attachments you send in.

2. Apply

You can always apply for housing supplement up to three months back in time. If you want to apply for housing supplement for more than three months back in time, Försäkringskassan must have received your application no later than the month after the decision on your activity compensation or sickness compensation was made. Then you can apply from the same month that you were granted activity compensation or sickness compensation.

 

Apply on My pages (Mina sidor).

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Apply using the form.

5199 Apply for housing supplementPDF

If you are married or have a live-in partner and one of you is 65 years of age or older and has a full old-age pension, you should both apply for housing supplement from the Swedish Pensions Agency.

Swedish Pensions Agency (www.pensionsmyndigheten.se)external link, opens in new window

3. Decision

If your application is complete, it will normally take 2 months before you receive a decision on housing supplement.
In order for us to be able to take a decision on housing supplement, you must have received a decision on activity compensation or sickness compensation. However, we can start processing your application for housing supplement before you have received it.

Usually you can receive housing supplement for as long as you receive activity compensation or sickness compensation. However, your housing supplement will not be automatically extended when you get a new decision on sickness compensation or activity compensation. Therefore, submit a new application for housing supplement if you want to continue to receive it.

4. Disbursement

Housing supplement is paid out on a fixed date each month. Which date applies for you depends on when you were born:

  • If you were born between the 1st and the 15th: the 18th of each month.
  • If you were born between the 16th and the 31st: the 19th of each month.

On My pages (Mina sidor), you can see the disbursement under Disbursement (Utbetalning) 14 days before the money arrives.

Special disbursement dates

Special disbursement dates and processing times

Notify us if anything changes

It is important that you inform us if your income or living situation changes. Notify us as soon as possible, but within no more than 14 days. We can then make sure you receive the right amount of benefit. If you receive too much money, you may be obligated to pay money back later.

 

Report using My pages (Mina sidor) ifyour rent changes

  • your rent changes
  • you have new home loan costs or a new leasehold fee
  • you have a change in income or wealth
  • you move
  • someone moves in or moves out of your home, for example, a child

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Report using form 5141 if

  • your rent changes
  • you have new home loan costs or a new leasehold fee
  • you or your live-in partner has a change in income or wealth
  • you move
  • someone moves in or moves out of your home, for example, a child

5141 Report changed information – if you are receiving housing supplementPDF

Apply using form 5199 if

  • you have got married or become a live-in partner

5199 Apply for housing supplementPDF

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