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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?

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 a co-operative flat (tenant-owned housing) or own property, you must also send in copies of the following

  • purchase agreement
  • loan documents where the interest rate is stated as a percentage, the current amount of your debt and where it is stated that the home is provided as collateral for the loan
  • the latest service fee invoice (for co-operative flat)
  • 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 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.

 

Send the attachments by regular mail to

Försäkringskassans inläsningscentral,

SE-839 88 Östersund

Write your personal identity number on all documents 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, it is important that you send in the application no later than the month after Försäkringskassan made its decision on your activity compensation or sickness compensation. 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 supplement (in Swedish)PDF

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 the housing supplement.
In order for us to be able to make decisions on housing supplement, you must have received a decision on activity compensation or sickness compensation. However, even before you have received a decision we can start processing your application for housing supplement.

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

4. Disbursement

If you are already receiving activity compensation or sickness compensation, you will receive a decision on housing supplement within no more than 30 days. If we need more information from you or need to further investigate your case, we will contact you.

The money will be paid on the 18th of each month if you are born day 1–15 or the 19th of each month if you are born day 16–31. If the disbursement date is a Saturday, your money will be paid out on Friday. If the disbursement date is a Sunday, your money will be paid out on Monday.

Special disbursement dates

Special disbursement dates and processing times

When will the disbursement appear on My pages (Mina sidor)?

On My pages (Mina sidor), you can see the disbursement under Disbursements (Utbetalningar) 1 bank day before the money arrives.

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) if

  • 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, like your 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 capital
  • you move
  • someone moves in or moves out of your home, for example a child

5141 Register changed information - if you are receiving housing supplement (in Swedish)PDF

Apply using form 5199 if

  • you got married or became a live-in partner

5199 Apply for housing supplement (in Swedish)PDF

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