Housing allowance to help with high electricity prices

The temporarily increased rates for housing benefit will continue until June 2023. Extra support for electricity costs is given in the period December - April. 

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

Extra electricity allowance in parts of the year

People who receive housing allowance in the period December - April, will receive NOK 1,500 in support for electricity costs in addition to housing allowance. You also get NOK 150 for each additional person you live with. The amount is independent of your actual expenditure on electricity.

The housing allowance is paid out in the month after you apply for it. The additional electricity allowance is therefore paid out in January up to and including May.