Housing allowance to help with high electricity prices

The Norwegian parliament has decided to maintain the increase in housing allowance during periods of high electricity consumption. As a result, more people will receive housing allowance and many people will receive more housing allowance during such periods.

During the periods March-May and October-December 2022, the income ceiling will therefore 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, so this will affect payments in the periods April-June 2022 and November 2022-January 2023.

The special exemption from the rules on net wealth will not be continued. 

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Extra electricity allowance

If your application for housing allowance is successful during one or more months in these periods, you will also receive a set amount to help with electricity costs. In March, April, May and October, the monthly amount will be NOK 1,000, while in November and December it will be NOK 1,500. In addition, you will receive NOK 150 for each extra person who lives with you. The amount does not depend on your actual electricity costs.

No electricity allowance will be paid in June-September. During this period, the normal rules for calculating housing allowance will also apply.