Housing allowance to help with high electricity prices

The Norwegian parliament has decided to maintain the increase in housing allowance throughout 2022. As a result, more people will receive housing allowance and many people will receive more housing allowance.

Throughout 2022, the income ceiling will be higher and the personal contribution will be lower. As a result, more people will receive housing allowance and many people will receive more housing allowance during periods of high electricity consumption.

Housing allowance is paid out the month after you apply for it.

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Extra electricity allowance

Persons who were granted housing allowance in the period January - May, received in addition to housing allowance a fixed amount in support of electricity expenses. In the period June - September, no extra support will be paid for electricity. If you are granted housing allowance in October, you will receive NOK 1,000 in extra support. In November and December, the support is NOK 1,500. You also get 150 kroner for each extra person you live with during the months with extra electricity support. The amount is independent of your actual expenses for electricity.