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Apply for housing benefit


If your income is not sufficient to pay your housing costs, you may be entitled to housing benefit.

You will receive housing benefit as a rental subsidy if you are a tenant of an apartment.

If you are the owner of self-used living space, you will receive housing benefit as a burden subsidy.

Also as a tenant of a shared room or as a resident of a home, you can be entitled to housing benefit.

Your entitlement depends, among other things, on the amount of your rent, your income and the number of your household members.

The Housing Benefit Act provides for federally fixed maximum amounts for the rent or the burden. The maximum amounts vary from region to region.

If you are a recipient of so-called transfer payments in which the accommodation costs are already taken into account, such as unemployment benefit II or basic security in old age, you are not entitled to housing benefit.

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Applications for housing benefit can be submitted to the housing benefit authorities.

The granting of housing benefit depends on several conditions, including:

  • the number of persons included in the household,
  • the amount of total income,
  • the amount of the eligible rent or charge.
  • application form
  • Income certificate
  • lease

Which documents are also necessary in your case, you will find out when submitting the application.

There are no costs.

The housing benefit is usually granted for 12 months, from the month in which you submitted the housing benefit application. After that, a new application is required. You should provide this in good time so that housing benefit payments are not interrupted.

The processing time is usually 4 to 6 weeks.

Applications and forms can be obtained directly from the housing benefit authorities or online on the websites of the housing benefit authorities or the Ministry of Regional Development and Transport. Which forms are relevant for you will be informed by the housing benefit authority responsible for you.

Information from the Ministry of Regional Development and Transport of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

As soon as something changes in your rent or income, you immediately indicate this to your housing benefit office.

From the year 2022, a dynamization of the housing benefit is planned. From then on, the housing benefit will be regularly adjusted every two years to take into view the development of rent and income.

Information from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Homeland

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of Regional Development and Transport of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

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