Healthcare allowance to pay for your health insurance
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If you have a low income, for example, because you have to live on benefits or student grants, you may be able to get healthcare allowance. This is a contribution from the government to pay for your health insurance.
After you move from the asylum reception centre of the
After that, it is possible to apply for healthcare benefit. This is a reimbursement from the government to help pay for health insurance. You must meet the following conditions for this:
Your income must not be too high
Your income must not exceed €38,520 per year in 2023 to be entitled to healthcare benefit. If you have a partner, together your income may not exceed € 48,224 per year.
Your assets (savings) must not be too high
In 2023, you may not have more assets than €127,582 to be entitled to healthcare benefit. Usually savings are your assets. If you have a partner, together your assets may not exceed € 161,329.
You are 18 years of age or older
From the age of 18, you have your own health insurance. And you can apply for healthcare benefit. If you are turning 18 soon, get your own health insurance on time and apply for healthcare benefit right away. You will receive healthcare benefit from the month after the month in which you turn 18.
Applying for a benefit
You can apply for benefits on the Dutch tax authorities' 'Mijn toeslagen' website. To do so, you need
Report changes in your income immediately
If you start earning more or less, you must tell the Dutch tax authorities right away. Otherwise you may have to pay back money later. Or you may receive too little allowance while you are entitled to it.
Again, your VWN contact person or social worker can assist with this.