If you have had a shared economy with the deceased, your household finances will change. Sources of income are discontinued and, in certain cases, insurance and survivor’s pension payments will cease. It may be a good idea to prepare a budget and, if you are a pensioner, find out if you are eligible for housing supplement.
If you have had a shared economy with the deceased, your financial situation will change after the death. Eventually payments from insurance policies and survivor’s pensions will also cease. You may then need to consider how you would like to arrange your future finances.
Payment periods are stated in decision letters
If you are receiving payments from an insurance policy or survivor’s pension, you will also have received a letter from the payer containing a decision. This decision will state how long you will receive payments and how much you will receive. If you are uncertain, you can always contact the payer.
Notify changes to the Swedish Pensions Agency
As a pensioner, your income and assets affect the amount of housing supplement (bostadstillägg), you are entitled to. If you are already receiving housing supplement, you need to report any changes to your income, assets or expenses.
If you move abroad, you need to notify the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket). If you receive a survivor’s pension, you also need to contact the Swedish Pensions Agency (Pensionsmyndigheten). As a relative, you can log in at pensionsmyndigheten.se using your own Bank-ID to report changes that may affect housing supplement.
Make a calculation of your income before applying for housing supplement
Your full financial situation will be investigated to see if you are entitled to housing supplement(bostadstillägg). It may be difficult to make this assessment yourself. If you call the Swedish Pensions Agency’s (Pensionsmyndighetens) customer services department or visit a service office, they will help you to calculate your entitlement. You can also perform your own calculation at pensionsmyndigheten.se.
Your rent, housing costs, mortgage. savings and other assets all affect whether you are entitled to housing supplement (bostadstillägg) for pensioners and, if so, how much you will receive. The maximum amount is SEK 6,540 per month.
Contact the Swedish Pensions Agency (Pensionsmyndigheten) to find out about your entitlement. Make sure you have information about your finances and housing to hand when you get in touch.
Make sure you have the following details to hand when calculating housing supplement:
Total pretax income if you add your pension, occupational pensions and any additional income (see the payment statement on your most recent income tax declaration).
Assets in the form of bank deposits, funds, shares, etc. or any second properties (see bank statements, annual statements, most recent income tax declaration).
Information on your home.
Any mortgages on your apartment or house (most recent statement of interest and loan amount).
Survivor’s pension from the Swedish Pensions Agency
A child’s pension is paid until the child reaches the age of 18. This may be extended to the age of 20 if the child is studying at upper-secondary level.
Adjustment pensions from the Swedish Pensions Agency (Pensionsmyndigheten) are paid for one year if you are under 65 years of age.
In most cases, an adjustment pension from the Swedish Pensions Agency is automatically extended if you have a child.
Prepare a budget for your personal finances
If your financial situation has changed, it may be useful to obtain financial advice about your future economy. The Swedish Consumer Agency (Konsumentverket) has compiled useful information and guidance on private finances. The agency also has budget spreadsheets that can be adapted to your expenses and income. If this is new or difficult for you, you can always ask someone you know to help you.
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