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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Housing allowance change

Description

In the following cases, you must inform the housing benefit authority if something changes:

  • if the rent/burden (excluding heating costs) is reduced by more than 10 percent,
  • if the income of household members increases by more than 10 percent,
  • if the number of household members decreases,
  • if one or more household members apply for or receive other social benefits (e.g. citizens' allowance, basic social security).

The changes may reduce or eliminate your housing benefit.

If you already receive housing benefit, you can apply for a new application for higher housing benefit.

You inform the housing benefit authority if something has changed for you.

You can also apply for an increased housing benefit to your local housing benefit authority. The conditions for this entitlement are examined.

Housing Benefit Authority

You can apply for higher housing benefit in the following cases:

  • if your total income has decreased,
  • if the number of household members to be taken into account has increased, or
  • if your rent or charge on residential property has increased.

These changes may, but do not necessarily have to, lead to an increase in housing benefit.

  • Proof of income (salary statement, pension notice)
  • Lease
  • Records of the cost of the residential property you occupy, if you are the owner
  • Proof of receipt of transfer benefits, if you receive them (citizens' allowance, basic security)

The increase in the housing benefit takes place from the date of application. As a rule, a retroactive increase in housing benefit is not possible.

Changes can, but do not have to, lead to an increase in housing benefit.

So that you do not claim housing benefit unjustly, the housing benefit authority may regularly check the household members by means of a so-called data comparison.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of Infrastructure and Digital Affairs Saxony-Anhalt

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