What is are rent benefits and am I entitled to it?

Rental benefits are a financial contribution from the Dutch government, so that Dutch citizens can pay a rental home. These benefits are intended for people with a lower income, so it does not apply to everyone. 

You are entitled to rent benefits if you are:

  • Dutch or European or Type I, II or III residence permit
  • 18 years or older
  • Registered at the municipality where you are going to rent
  • Have a rental agreement
  • Rent an independent living space:
    - Private living room and bedroom
    - Own kitchen with sink, supply/drainage for water and a connection    point for cooking appliances.
    - Own toilet with water flush
  • Your gross taxable income may not exceed €22,400 per year.
  • The rental price (basic rent including service costs) may not exceed the following:
    - Less than 23 years old: €225.08 - €417.34.
    - Older than 23 years: €225.08 - €710.68.
  • The service costs may not exceed €12, -. These consist of:
    - Energy costs for public spaces (not own living space)
    - Cleaning costs for common rooms
    - Master costs
    - Capital and maintenance costs

To apply for rent benefits, it is necessary to have a DigiD. Read more about this: What is DigiD and how do I apply for it?

If you meet the above requirements, click here on your living situation for more information or requesting rent allowance:

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