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What is healthcare allowance?
Take out a health insurance is compulsory in the Dutch Tax System. Healthcare allowance ensures that paying this remains affordable for everyone. Expats or students that are (temporarily) working in The Netherlands can also apply for this. But not everyone receives healthcare allowance, there are several conditions attached to this. Are you wondering if you are eligible for health care allowance? Then read on.
As mentioned above, a number of conditions are attached. You are entitled to this if you/your:
- Are at least 18 years old or older;
- Have Dutch health insurance;
- Have a Dutch nationality or valid residence permit;
- Income does not exceed € 31,138 in 2021 (or € 39,979 with toeslagpartner);
- Maximum equity does not exceed € 118,479 in 2021 (or € 149,819 with a toeslagpartner), such as shares, savings and houses.
The amount of healthcare allowance
The amount depends on your annual income and family situation. The tax authorities have published a table with the monthly amounts to be received, click here. The monthly amount you receive is in advance. If you have earned less than the estimation of your annual income, you will receive a retroactive refund. The same applies the other way around.
You can apply for the allowance via the Tax and Customs Administration. Click here to calculate and apply for your health care allowance. It is based on the information that the Tax and Customs Administration has on you. Therefore, our advice is: if something changes, report this immediately. This prevents you from receiving too little surcharge or from having to repay it later. You can report these changes by logging in with your DigiD at “Mijn Toeslagen“.
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