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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Allowance From The Dutch Government

It is important for international students to be well prepared for their stay in the Netherlands. This means that getting to know the country is not your only job. You also have to take care of your finances. For instance, in addition to your daily expenses, you probably need the Dutch health insurance too. Especially if you are an international student planning to work alongside your studies. However, the health insurance is expensive. And as a student, there's a chance you don't have a lot of money to spend. Luckily, there is a way you can get some of your money back. In fact, you might even get more in benefits than your insurance costs you. How? By applying for the Dutch healthcare allowance. 

The healthcare allowance is a monthly compensation from the Dutch government. Its aim is to help you cover the costs of the basic healthcare insurance. This means that if you have limited financial means, you most likely are eligible for reduced health insurance costs. In fact, you can get a significant amount of compensation that depends on your income and family situation. For example, it can rise up to 89 EUR a month if you earn less than 19,000 EUR per year. Besides couples qualify for more. And the good news is that it is extremely simple to apply for it. As a matter of fact, we have created a new allowance tool. It will help you calculate and request your healthcare allowance. If you use this tool, you will be able to claim the allowance without leaving your computer screen. Not to mention it's completely in English and you only need your BSN number to start.

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*The calculated amount is only an estimation and does not reflect the exact amount you are eligible for.