There are many people who are in a less favourable everyday life as they are missing out on bostadstillägget. They can't be out in the community, and going to the cinema or to the theatre, because they are missing out on bostadstillägget completely unnecessary, " says Christina Tallberg, the chairman of the pensionärsorganisationen PRO, and to the RIGHT.
In 2016, according the national audit office 129.000 old-age pensioners, and about 40,000 people with a disability or over are eligible for the housing allowance, but didn't get it.
both men and women) to be deprived of the supplement, despite the fact that they had a right to be there.
" this issue has been known for a long time. Some do not know that they can get a housing allowance. Others believe, incorrectly, that there is a subsidy, and says, ”I don't want to live on benefits,” said Christina Tallberg.
on average, these people were about 1.300 per month. Bostadstillägget cost to the state at 12.7 billion in 2016. Of all the people who had the right to the bonus, too, and got it, the cost would increase by some sek 3 billion, according to the national audit office.
some who live in a house or condominium think that they are not entitled to a housing allowance. But they do, " says Christina Tallberg.
For some people who do not have housing allowance despite the fact that they have a right to it, then it follows that they are isolating themselves.
" They move away, they don't want to admit to their friends that they don't have the money to go on the cinema or to the theatre, they remain rather flat.
the criticism of the long delays to the relevant Authority that administers the bostadstillägget.
" It could take up to 25 weeks to process an application for housing allowance. There is a long period of time for those who are short of money, " she says.
- Linda Nygren, a specialist of the relevant Authority, admits that the process is long.
" Often, the cause is that the application is filled out in all the wrong ways. It is best to seek the Pensionsmyndighetens web-site. But now we've made it even easier for people to make the request.<