Rent benefit

Huurtoeslag is a rent benefit available for everyone who is registered at the given address. Please remember that it is only a supplement and Belastingdienst will not cover the total of your rental expenses.

The following criteria are taken into account when granting the benefit:

  • Age;
  • Income;
  • Rent amount;
  • Unexpected circumstances.

You might be eligible for the benefit if you meet several conditions:

  • you are over 18 years old;*
  • you rent a house/flat;
  • you are registered at the given address at Gemeente Office (also in case of your fiscal partner* or cotenant);
  • you are a Dutch or an EU citizen or hold a residence card (also in case of your fiscal partner or cotenant);
  • your total income does not exceed the limit specified by Belastingdienst;
  • your savings do not exceed the limit specified by Belastingdienst.

* Under specific conditions it is possible to obtain huurtoeslag benefit when you are underage. This is the case when:

  • both of your parents are dead;
  • you are married or in a registered partnership;
  • you have a child.
Single
Year 2015 Under 18 years old Between 18 – 23 years old From 23 to retirement age Retirement age
Rent amount € 229,64 to € 403,06 per month € 229,64 to € 403,06 per month € 229,64 to € 710,68 per month € 227,82 to € 710,68 per month
Income € 21.950 € 21.950 € 21.950 € 21.950
Married / in a registered partnership
Year 2015 Under 18 years old Between 18 – 23 years old From 23 to retirement age Retirement age
Childless With a child Childless With a child
Rent amount € 229,64 to

€ 403,06 per month

€ 229,64 to

€ 710,68

per month

€ 229,64 to € 403,06 per month € 229,64 to € 710,68

per month

€ 229,64 to € 710,68

per month

€ 226,01 to € 710,68 per month
Income € 29.800 € 29.800 € 29.800 € 29.825
Single
Year 2014 Under 18 years old Between 18 – 23 years old From 23 to retirement age Retirement age
Rent amount € 226,98 to € 389,05 per month € 226,98 to € 389,05 per month € 226,98 to € 699,48 per month € 225,16 to € 699,48 per month
Income € 21.600 € 21.600 € 21.600 € 21.600
Married / in a registered partnership
Year 2014 Under 18 years old Between 18 – 23 years old From 23 to retirement age Retirement age
Childless With a child Childless With a child
Rent amount € 226,98 to

€ 389,05 per month

€ 226,98 to

€ 699,48

per month

€ 226,98 to

€ 389,05 per month

€ 226,98 to

€ 699,48

per month

€ 226,98 to

€ 699,48

per month

€ 223,35 to € 699,48 per month
Income € 29.325 € 29.325 € 29.325 € 29.400

The data presented above purposely indicate the years 2014 and 2015 since it is still possible to apply for the benefit, even though 2014 is over. The deadline for filing a tax return for 2014 is September 1, 2015!

Any changes to the factual state or financial situation shall be notified to the Belastingdienst within 4 weeks.

Please provide us with the following information to get a refund:

  • Personal data – on a special form;
  • DigID;
  • Tenancy agreement.

Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Source: www.rijksoverheid.nl

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