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Last updated: 12/7/2022, 3:48 PM

Published at: 7/6/2022, 1:12 PM

Benefits and allowances for refugees

As of 20 July 2022, the government will make advance payments of childcare and rent benefits (kinderopvangtoeslag & huurtoeslag), in anticipation of a change in the law. This means that refugees from Ukraine can receive childcare and rent allowances after all.

These advance payments are made to refugees from Ukraine who, after an upcoming change in the law, would be entitled to rent allowance or childcare benefit. It was previously not possible for refugees from Ukraine to apply for childcare or rent allowances due to a problem in the law. The government now believes that these two allowances are potentially so important for refugees from Ukraine that they have already started to pay advances in anticipation of the upcoming change in the law.

Do you want to know more about the requirements for rent allowance or child care allowance? Or would you like to know more about the other types of benefits in the Netherlands? Then take a look at the page about Benefits on RefugeeHelp.

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