Healthcare benefit

Zorgtoeslag healthcare benefit is a tax relief that helps you to cover high costs of obligatory health insurance in the Netherlands. To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You are over 18 years old. There are exceptions to this rule:
    • You can apply for the benefit a month before you turn 18;
    • If you are under 18 you are insured for free. Even if you already have a child, you are not qualifying for zorgtoeslag;
    • If you apply for the benefit and are over 18, but your fiscal partner is underage, he/she will receive half of the amount;
  • You have valid Dutch health insurance;
  • Your income is relatively low and does not exceed annually:
Personal situation 2015
Without fiscal partner € 26.316
With fiscal partner € 32.655
  • You are a EU citizen;
  • Your savings do not exceed specified limit:
January 1, 2015
Financial situation Annual income Savings
Before reaching retirement age € 21.330
Retirement or reaching retirement age Annual income does not exceed € 14.431

€ 49.566

Annual income is between: € 14.431 and € 20.075 € 35.448
Annual income exceeds € 20.075 € 21.330
January 1, 2014
Financial situation Annual income Savings
Before reaching retirement age € 21.139
Retirement or reaching retirement age Annual income does not exceed € 14.302

€ 49.123

Annual income is between: € 14.302 and € 19.895 € 35.131
Annual income exceeds € 19.895 € 21.139

The benefit is paid:

  • Monthly – as an advance payment, which is a maximum of:
Personal situation 2015
Without fiscal partner € 78
With fiscal partner € 149
  • Annually – as a lump sum:
Personal situation 2015
Without fiscal partner € 936
With fiscal partner € 1788

You should remember that the amount of the benefit depends on employment duration as well. If you already know you will not work in the Netherlands for the entire year, you should not report too high income in order to avoid having to pay back part of the benefit.

It is necessary to register once only as your request will be automatically extended every year. For this reason, do not forget to end your claim when you go abroad. Otherwise you will need to repay the undue amount.

Please provide us with the following information so that we can request healthcare benefit on your behalf:

  • Personal data – on a special form
  • Jaaropgave or loonspecificatie
  • Work certificate – werkcertificaat / werkgeversverklaringSource: www.belastingdienst.nl
  • Please feel free to contact us for further information.
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