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Apply for a housing subsidy


The housing premium is paid to every home saver over the age of 16, as long as their taxable income does not exceed a certain limit.
In order to receive the housing subsidy, you regularly pay into a home savings contract.
The savings must be at least 50 euros per year.
As a housing subsidy, you receive 10% on the contributions paid in the year.
You should spend your subsidized savings on "residential purposes". For example, you can use it to build or buy a house or condominium.
If you do not use your credit around a property, you will have to repay the housing premium.

You must be subject to unlimited taxation in Germany and have reached the age of 16.
A housing subsidy is granted if you pay premium-eligible expenses of at least 50 euros per year and do not exceed certain income limits.

Application for housing subsidy

(Information from your home savings contract - such as the contract or home savings number, identification number, tax assessment for the year of application)

Application: annually up to two years after the end of the savings year

The tax authorities decide on the granting of the housing subsidy after the two-year submission period has expired.

Forms: Application for housing subsidy
Online procedure possible: yes
Written form required: no
Personal appearance required: no

You will receive the application for the housing subsidy every year together with your bank statement from your building society.
You can then fill out the form and send it back there.

The building society determines the housing premium on the basis of your information; subject to subsequent review by the tax authorities and will inform you of the result. Unfounded applications for housing subsidies are rejected by the building society itself.

You can also apply for the premium two years retroactively - after the end of the savings year.

The check of the income limits is carried out automatically by your tax office of residence.

As part of a data comparison, it is checked whether the housing premium at various building societies has been set beyond the legal maximum amounts. Furthermore, it is examined whether the income limits have been exceeded, whether a housing premium has been set for capital-forming benefits, although there is an entitlement to an employee savings allowance and whether the remaining expenses per building society amount to less than € 50 if the employee savings allowance is claimed.
If, as a result of the audit by the tax office, the determined housing premium is to be changed, this will be communicated electronically to the building society.
As soon as your home savings contract has been allocated and proof of residential use has been provided, your premiums will be paid out directly to your home savings account.
The recovery of unduly granted housing subsidy is to be carried out by the building society.

Ministry of Finance Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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