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Housing allowance for families with children

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Image of baby rattleHousing allowance is support for families with children who need help to pay rent or monthly fees for their housing.

Am I eligible for housing allowance?

You can easily find out whether you can receive housing allowance by using the “Kassakollen” function. You can receive housing allowance regardless of whether you own or rent your home.

Kassakollen

You can receive housing allowance for families with children if

  • you have a child/children living with you
  • you pay more than SEK 1,400 a month for your housing
  • you live and are registered at the address you are seeking allowance for.

Exceptions from the registration requirement can be made if special circumstances exist.

  • If you are living in the residence less than one year. Then, you will not normally be registered there, but may nonetheless be eligible to housing allowance.
  • If you are at risk of being a victim of crime, stalking or serious harassment and are therefore allowed to remain registered at your old address (referred to as “kvarskrivning” in Swedish).

 

Illustration of money, with bills and coins.How much money will I get?

In the “Kassakollen” function, you can quickly and easily see how much you can receive as housing allowance. How much you can receive depends on

  • your income
  • the number of children living in your home
  • what your housing costs
  • the size of your residence

Kassakollen

How do I apply for housing allowance?

1. Gather your paperwork

To be able to submit your application, you need to send in some paperwork.

  • your latest rent specification
  • your lease - if it is the first time you are applying for housing allowance for this home.
  
  • your latest association fee specification
  • your transfer agreement - if it is the first time you are applying for housing allowance for this home
  • papers that show that the tenant-owner's right is mortgaged, if you have loans on your tenant-owner's right
  • your most recent loan specification with the current debt and interest rate, if you have loans on the co-operative flat.
 
  • papers that show that the house is mortgaged, if you have loans on the house
  • your most recent loan specification with the current debt and interest rate, if you have loans on the house
  • papers that show what your site leasehold costs - if you have a site leasehold.
 

2. Apply

If you cannot or do not want to apply via My pages (Mina sidor), you can apply using the form. The forms can be found at the bottom of the page.

 
If there are several people over age 18 living in the household, then unfortunately you cannot apply using My pages (Mina sidor). Apply using one of the forms below.
 

3. Disbursement

If your application is complete, you will receive a decision within no more than 30 days. If any information is missing, we will contact you.

The money is paid out in arrears on the 27th of each month.

If the disbursement date is a Saturday or Sunday, your money will be paid out on Friday.
 

4. Download the housing allowance app

The app enables you to see how much money you can earn without it affecting the housing allowance. If it looks like your income will be higher than you thought, you can notify us in time so we can adjust your housing allowance so you won’t have to pay back money later.

Download the app from Google Play or Appstore.

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5. Inform us of any changes

It is important that you inform us if your income or living situation changes. We can then make sure you receive the right amount of allowance. If you receive too much money, you may be obligated to pay money back later.

If you are earning more than you thought you would

Change your housing allowance on My pages (Mina sidor) or call the Customer Centre at 0771-524 524 and let us know.

If you are earning less than you thought you would

Change your housing allowance on My pages (Mina sidor).

If you move

Submit a new application for the new address.

Other changes

On My pages (Mina sidor), you can inform us if

  • you receive more income that is not salary
  • your rent or monthly fee has changed
  • someone moves in with you
  • any of your children moves away from home.

If you cannot or do not want to apply via My pages (Mina sidor), you can apply using the form. The form can be found at the bottom of the page.

 

Forms

The forms required to apply for housing allowance can be found here.

Application form

5096 Housing allowance application for families with children and young people (201 kB) PDF opens in a new window

If you have income from business activities

5196 Appendix - Income from business activities (98.8 kB)PDF opens in a new window

Cover page for appendices for the housing allowance application

We can handle your case more quickly if you send in your appendices together with the cover sheet.

5167 Cover sheet for appendices to Försäkringskassan (59,3 kB) PDF opens in a new window

Inform us of any changes

5098 Form to inform us of changes (103 kB) PDF opens in a new window

 
Frequently asked questions Actions
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Frequently asked questions

Yes. You are eligible for housing allowance if

  • the child lives with you at least 30 days per year
  • you live in a residence that is at least 40 square metres
  • the residence has at least two rooms and a kitchen

No. You cannot receive allowance for time before you applied. There is one exception to this. If you had a retroactive rent increase, you can receive allowance for previous months.

This is possible in certain cases. Call the Customer Centre to learn what applies.

Yes, if you have custody of the child. You cannot receive full housing allowance, but you are entitled to the portion called “special allowance for child living at home”. Contact the Customer Centre to learn more.

Yes. If you have a sublease that has been approved by the landlord or tenant-owner's association, you can apply for housing allowance.

No. If you rent part of someone else's home, you cannot receive the allowance for your housing expenses if the person who owns the residence or possesses it as a rental flat or co-operative flat also lives there permanently or on occasion.

However, as a lodger with children you are entitled to the special allowance for child living at home.

Yes. Log in to My pages (Mina sidor) to change your account number.

If you want your disbursements to be deposited in someone else's account, fill in a power of attorney and send it in to us 

5098 Change of Housing (106kB)pdf öppnas i nytt fönster

When you applied for housing allowance, you provided preliminary information on the income you thought you would receive during the year in question. Around the end of each year, we perform a final calculation of the housing allowance, where we compare your preliminary income information with the information from your tax return, which we receive from the Swedish Tax Agency.

If you received too little in housing allowance, you will receive a supplemental disbursement. Supplemental disbursement is paid out in February. You do not have to do anything to receive the disbursement. It is deposited in the same account as that used for the housing allowance.

If you are connected to the service My messages (Mina meddelanden) will your decision letter be sent to your digital mailbox instead of to your home with paper mail.

About My messages (Mina meddelanden)

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