Easily calculate & apply for allowances

A simple way to calculate and apply for healthcare and housing allowances in the Netherlands. Claim up to 5,310 EUR per year

 Frequently Asked Questions

What is housing allowance?

Provided by the Dutch government, the housing allowance is a monthly rent contribution.

Am I eligible for housing allowance?

Your eligibility for this contribution depends on a number of factors. These include your;

  • Nationality
  • Accommodation
  • Rent
  • Income
  • Assets
How can I apply for housing allowance?

There is a number of ways you may apply for the housing allowance. You can easily calculate & apply for this contribution through our official tax partner - Blue Umbrella. This ensures that your application will be filled out correctly, and the amount you have applied for is the actual amount you are eligible for.

You may also apply directly through the Tax Office. The application process is in Dutch and can be tricky at times, given the specificity of the questions. You may have the contribution confirmed by the Dutch tax authorities, but be aware, the contribution may be revoked if during a regular checkup the authorities discover that you have incorrectly filled out the application. You may then be required to pay everything back.

How much housing allowance can I receive?

You can receive a contribution of up to €1.500 per year.

What is healthcare allowance?

The healthcare allowance is a monthly health insurance contribution provided by the Dutch government.

Am I eligible for healthcare allowance?

Your eligibility for this contribution depends on a number of factors. These include your;

  • Nationality
  • Income
  • Assets
How can I apply for healthcare allowance?

There is a couple of ways you through which you may apply for the healthcare allowance. You can easily calculate & apply for this contribution through our official tax partner - Blue Umbrella. By doing so,  you ensure that your application will be filled out correctly, and the amount you have applied for is the real amount you are eligible for.

You may also apply directly through the Tax Office. The application process is in Dutch and can be tricky at times, given the specificity of the questions. Although you may have the contribution confirmed by the Dutch tax authorities, it may be revoked at any time if during a regular checkup the authorities discover that you have incorrectly filled out the application. It is likely that the tax authorities will require you to pay a part of the amount back.

How much healthcare allowance can I receive?

You can receive a contribution of up to €1.188 per year.

 Healthcare and Housing Allowances For Your Stay In Holland

Student life in the Netherlands, as great as it is, can come with its expenses. Especially if you are new to the country. But don’t worry. You might be able to save some money by applying for allowances. Those are the Dutch government’s way of helping its residents with their financial situation. If you meet certain requirements, there are a number of government benefits you can receive. Hence, make sure you take advantage of them. Especially if you are a low-income student.

As an international student, you might be suitable for healthcare and housing allowances. The housing allowance is a monthly contribution to your rent, while the healthcare allowance is a contribution to your monthly health insurance bill. You can receive a housing allowance of up to 4.243 EUR per year and a healthcare allowance of up to 1.067 EUR per year. However, the exact amount depends on such factors as your age, income and living situation. Sounds good? It gets better. 

Applying for either type of allowance is extremely simple. As a matter of fact, we have created two useful tools that will help you calculate and request your healthcare and housing allowances. And they are specially tailored to the needs of international students like you. We have made sure you can request both allowances all in one place without leaving your computer screen. Therefore, you can save time and avoid extensive paperwork. Besides, your application gets checked by certified accountants which ensure no mistakes are made.  To start, you only need your BSN number, not to mention the tools are completely in English.

Contact us if you have any questions!