Housing allowance to help with high electricity prices

The temporarily increased rates for housing benefit apply throughout 2023. In addition, those who receive housing allowance for October, November and December will receive additional payments.

The temporary rates make the income limit higher and the deductible lower. This means that more people receive housing allowance and that many receive more housing allowance than they would otherwise receive.

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Check whether you’re entitled to receive housing allowance

Anyone who is granted housing allowance for October, November and December will also receive additional payments for high electricity costs. For October, the support is NOK 1,000, November NOK 1,500 and December NOK 1,500. You also get NOK 150 for each additional person you live with. The amount is independent of your actual expenses on electricity.

The electricity allowance is paid in arrears, together with the housing allowance. This means that the electricity subsidy is paid out in November, December and January.