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How to get Sweden's energy price subsidy even if you missed the deadline

Becky Waterton
Becky Waterton - [email protected]
How to get Sweden's energy price subsidy even if you missed the deadline
Sweden's second energy price subsidy will be paid out to most users in Sweden by June 9th. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

To receive Sweden's second energy price subsidy by June 9th, eligible users had to register their account in Swedbank's payment system by May 10th. Here's how to get the subsidy if you live abroad or couldn't register by the deadline.

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Anyone living in Sweden who had an energy contract for a Swedish property on December 31st, 2022, is eligible for Sweden's energy price subsidy.

The subsidy covers full-time residences, summer houses or fritidshus and people who owned a property in Sweden on the above date who have since moved abroad.

So, how do you register for the subsidy?

People with BankID and a Swedish bank account

If you have BankID and a Swedish bank account, you can register your bank account directly with Swedbank. The deadline for registration was May 10th, and you can find out more details on registration in English here.

You don't need to be a Swedbank customer to receive the subsidy, and you had to register your account with Swedbank even if it's a Swedbank account.

People with a samordningsnummer

If you have a samordningsnummer (coordination number), which you will often have if you pay taxes in Sweden, for example, you can apply for the payout online here (under "utan e-legitimation").

People without a samordningsnummer, or people with a foreign bank account

If you don't have a samordningsnummer, you don't have BankID, or you have a foreign bank account, you will have to visit a Swedbank office in-person to register your bank account for the subsidy payout.

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What happens if I don't register my bank account in time or I can't register?

If you can't register your bank account directly with Swedbank, you have a couple of options, both of which are likely to take longer, so you won't necessarily get your payout on June 9th like you would otherwise.

If you have an account registered at Försäkringskassan or the Pensions Agency, if you receive Swedish pension payments or child benefit, for example, then your payment will be sent to that account.

If you registered your bank account with Swedbank back in February to receive the first energy price subsidy you don't need to reregister, as it will be automatically paid out into the same account.

The Local contacted Försäkringskassan in February to ask how people living abroad will be able to receive the energy price subsidy and received the following response:

"Yes, it will be possible to get the subsidy paid into a bank account abroad," head of press Anders Sims told The Local. "Those who do not have their account registered with Swedbank will receive a letter from us asking for bank details for their account abroad, and we will send the money there."

If you live in Sweden but don't have an account registered with Försäkringskassan and you could not or did not register with Swedbank before the deadline, you will be sent a voucher or utbetalningsavi which you can redeem free of charge online or at a ClearOn agent for a fee.

Online redemption of an utbetalningsavi is only possible for people with a Swedish personal number and a säkerhetsdosa (a type of security code box used for ID validation online), or BankID. If this does not apply to you, you will need to redeem your avi in-person at a bank in Sweden, for example.

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Theo 2023/02/01 18:06
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