# How to calculate the amount of subsidies to pay for housing services?

**Today, one of the most popular questions for many Russians is how to calculate the subsidy for paying the cost of housing and communal services.**. After all, this benefit will help to save a decent amount on payment of a communal apartment.

There is a certain scheme, on the basis of which the procedure for applying for benefits takes place. True, for this, you should know in advance how to calculate whether the subsidy is due and how to arrange it correctly.

Today, one of the most popular questions for many Russians is how to calculate the subsidy for paying the cost of housing and communal services.

To calculate the subsidy for 2017, you shoulduse a special calculator. It is very easy to find on the Internet. Although you can do it yourself, if you use a special formula. True, for a start it is worth figuring out who exactly has such a privilege and what to start with in order to arrange it.

## How is the subsidy calculated?

Before telling how to correctly calculate the subsidy for utilities, you should understand who exactly is given this assistance and how to get it.

It is important to remember that the calculation of this material support is calculated according to the norms and rules that are prescribed in the current legislation

First of all, the aggregate familyapplicant income. That is, not only the applicant’s salary or pension is taken into account, but also everyone who lives with him. To do this, you must provide all documents confirming the income of each family member or confirm its absence.

It is also important to remember that the calculation of thismaterial support is calculated in accordance with the norms and rules that are prescribed in the current legislation. Namely, in Decree 761. By making a decision as to whether the privilege is granted to a particular applicant, employees of the local welfare department.

Of course, in addition to all the above requirementsthere are still other nuances that affect the outcome of this decision. Therefore, before calculating the subsidy, (by the way, this can also be done online), one should take into account the following factors:

- Only those expenses are taken into account.associated with the payment of utilities for the amount of space that is considered a social norm. In other words, one must remember that at the state level the standard of living space is prescribed for any person living in the room.

It should be understood how much of the cost of paying for housing and communal services leaves the total family income

- It should also be understood how much of the cost ofpayment of housing and communal services leaves the total family income. If this amount varies from 10 to 20%, then the subsidy is not due.
- The amount of the amount that is considered the cost of living is always taken into account.

Therefore, to figure out how to properlyto calculate the subsidy, you must consider all of the above rules. Well and still not to forget that in each separate region the size of the subsidy can differ.

## Features of the subsidy accrual mechanism

It should be noted that since the distant 2006, when the subsidy system was just introduced, our citizens began to be interested in the same question - how to calculate the subsidy for utilities.