Living allowance is money for meals, clothing and other personal expenses. The amount consists of three parts. What you get depends on the type of reception and your age.
The amount of living allowance
Due to the change in February, different rules for living allowance apply from now on. Below you can read what the new conditions of the living allowance are.
The new amount for clothing and personal expenses is €56.12 per month (previously €55.00).
The living allowance changed on Feb. 1. Until Feb. 1, 2023, the living allowance (for food) was €205 per person. Now the amount you get depends on the size of your family. The more people in your family, the lower the amount per person.
If your family consists of 1 or 2 people, you will receive €215.06 per adult and €178.36 per minor, per month.
If your family consists of 3 people, you will receive €171.99 per adult and €142.57 per minor, per month.
If your family consists of four people or more, you will receive €150.45 per adult and €124.97 per minor, per month.
You do not get money for food at the moment you stay in a municipal shelter where food is provided for you.
For people staying in host families, the additional allowance on the living allowance is reduced. This amount is €93 per month for both adults, and minors.
Check out the Dutch governmentundefineds fact sheet to read about the changes in a handy overview.