Housing Allowance

Housing in the Netherlands can sometimes be a bit expensive. Fortunately, there is a possibility to receive part of your money back from the Dutch government in form of a housing allowance (huurtoeslag) if you meet certain conditions.

If you want to apply for a housing allowance, do not hesitate to book a consultation with us and we will help you with everything.



When am I eligible for housing allowance?

  • You live in the Netherlands.
  • You and the other residents are registered with the municipality at your home address.
  • You, your allowance partner, and co-residents have Dutch nationality or are legal in the Netherlands.
  • You are 18 or older.
  • You and the landlord have signed a lease.
  • You pay the rent and you can prove this with bank statements
  • You rent an independent living space:
Independent living space has its own entrance door that can be locked, kitchen, and toilet.
  • Your rent is not too high:
Rent may not be more than € 752.33 in 2021 ( this can change yearly)
  • Are all residents under 23 years old?
Then the rent may not exceed € 442.46 unless you already have a child who lives with you. Then the rent can still be € 752.33.
  • Your capital is not too high:
You should not have too much capital, such as savings. Every resident may have a maximum of € 31,340 on 1 January 2021. Partners together may have a maximum of € 62,680 on 1 January 2021.

Which housingtypes are not eligible for housing allowance?

You cannot get housing benefits for all self-contained houses. For example, you cannot get a housing allowance for a houseboat. Even though this is an independent living space. You usually cannot get housing benefits for a holiday home. And for some non-self-contained houses, you can get housing benefits again.