Housing allowance for young people (younger than 29)
Housing allowance is support for young people who need help to pay rent or the monthly fee for their housing.
Am I eligible for housing allowance?
Your eligibility for housing allowance and how much you can get depends on your income, your housing cost and the type and size of your home. Use the “Kassakollen” function to quickly and easily see whether you are eligible for housing allowance.
When entering your income in the “Kassakollen” function, remember that income is more than just your salary. Income also includes investment income, tax-free stipends/scholarships and 80 per cent of the student grant.
How much do I get?
In the “Kassakollen” function, you can also see how much money you can receive in housing allowance.
How do I apply for housing allowance?
1. Prepare digital documents about your housing
You will need to attach copies of documents about your housing when you apply for housing allowance.
- 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.
Send in your appendices by standard post to Försäkringskassans inläsningscentral 839 88 Östersund. We can handle your case more quickly if you send in your appendices together with the cover sheet.
2. Gather information about your income
Several different types of income are included when you apply for housing allowance. You will find a lot of the information you need in your latest tax return.
If you are single and your annual income is higher than SEK 86,720, you cannot receive housing allowance.
If you have a spouse or common-law partner and your annual income is higher than SEK 103,720, you cannot receive housing allowance.
- income from employment, e.g. salary and taxable benefits such as parental benefit, childcare allowance, sickness benefit, sickness compensation, activity compensation, and pension.
- Income from business activities
- investment income, such as interest on bank accounts and bonds, capital gains, and dividends from shares and mutual funds. If you have a child living at home, their investment income is usually included as well.
- Some foreign income.
- Student aid in the form of study grants and education entry grant.
- Tax-exempt scholarships
- Care allowance/child carer’s allowance
- Introduction benefit
- Your assets that exceed a total of SEK 100,000. For example private real estate, securities such as shares or cash in bank accounts.
- The assets of any child living at home.
You or your partner need to log in to My Pages and fill in information for both of you. Keep in mind that the first person who logs in is the one who receives the payment of the housing allowance. Once the application has been signed, the other person must log in and approve the information within 10 days.
How to apply for housing allowance with double signatures2 minutes
This video shows you how to apply for housing allowance together with another person.
Log in to My pages (My pages) to apply for housing allowance.
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.
5. Notify us if anything changes
It is important that you notify us if your income or your housing situation changes, for example if you stop studying and start working and thereby have a higher income. 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.
Remember that income is more than just your salary. Income also includes investment income, tax-free stipends/scholarships and 80 per cent of the student grant.
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.
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
- when we have received new or modified information about you.
If you cannot log in to My pages (Mina sidor), you can notify us using the form.