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Housing benefit increase

An increased housing benefit is only granted on request by the competent authority.

Process flow

As a rule, the increased housing benefit is approved again for 12 months.

The authorisation period shall be shortened if the conditions relevant to the provision of housing benefit are expected to change before the end of 12 months.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district, the municipality, the municipality or the city in which the applicant is domiciled.

Requirements

The housing benefit shall be re-approved on request if, during the current authorisation period,

  • increases the number of household members to be taken into account,
  • the rent or charge to be taken into account is increased by more than 15 percent, or
  • total income is reduced by more than 15 percent

and this leads to higher housing benefit.

Which documents are required?

  • Completed application form
  • Evidence of reduced income
  • Proof of the increased rent or burden
  • Proof of other changes

What are the fees?

There are no charges.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

In the case of a positive decision, payment shall be made from the first of the month in which the request for an increase was made.

What else should I know?

If the rent or burden has increased retroactively by more than 15 percent, an increased housing benefit may also be granted retroactively, but at the earliest from the beginning of the current authorisation period.

Detailed information is provided by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety:

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Professionally released on

29.07.2015

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Besondere Leistungen

Address: Herzog-Arenberg-Straße 12, 49716 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marianne Runde
Telephone: 05931 44-6314
Room:
114, Kreishaus III
responsible for:
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
Postal address: Post Office Box 280
Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:

Data protection information

Einheitsgemeinde Haselünne, Stadt

Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
Postal address: Post Office Box 280
Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

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