More than 13,000 households in the Stockholm county are required to pay back housing allowance.
The number of households forced to repay their housing allowance to Försäkringskassan is increasing, and most of the households in Stockholm County will have to pay.
In Stockholm County, 13,650 households will repay nearly SEK 113 million to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, which is the highest sum in the country.
Together, 84,804 households in the country have been told that they owe SEK 662 million to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. This means that households on average have a debt of SEK 8,000, writes Home and Rent.
The system has been criticized because the control of the grants has a backlog of two years. This means that the households who have not been able to improve their situation suddenly can get a worsened situation when they become repayable, writes Home and Rent in a press release.
The Swedish Social Insurance Agency has carried out extensive information campaigns to inform households that they must report if they earn more than what is stated in the application.
Although the households in Stockholm County have the largest debt, the number of households is the most in Västra Götaland. Here, 14,000 households owe just over SEK 110 million.