Your living allowance changes as of 1 October
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If you have fled Ukraine and fall under the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD), the living allowance you receive from the Dutch government will change as of 1 October 2023. Read here how it works.
Your living allowance changes
As of 1 October, a few things are changing in the amounts of living allowance. The amount of living allowance still depends on the size of your family and whether you are younger or older than 18.
These are the new amounts
Living allowance consists of money for food, clothing and other personal expenses. The amounts are now as follows:
Money for food
Family of 1, adult or minor (under 18 years old): €242.48 per month (before 1 October 2023, this was €215.06 and €178.36)
Family of 2: each adult €242.48 and each minor €200.65 per month (before 1 October 2023, this was € 215.06 and € 178.36)
Family of 3: each adult €193.98 and each minor €160.64 per month (before 1 October 2023, this was €171.99 and €142.57)
Family of 4 or more: each adult € 169.74 and each minor € 140.34 per month (before 1 October 2023, this was €150.45 and €124.97)
You only get money for food if you live with Dutch people in the private reception centre for Ukrainians (POO). Or if you do not get meals from a municipal reception centre (GOO).
Money for clothing
€60.71 per person per month (before 1 October 2023, this was €56.12).
Extra amount for if you live in the POO
€80.91 per person per month (before 1 October 2023, this was €93).
You only get this money if you live with Dutch people in the POO. You can give the money to your host family, but it is not required.
In some cases, you do not get living allowance
Not everyone covered by the TPD receives living allowance. You will not get living allowance if:
You work and you are over 18. The living allowance for your whole family will then be stopped.
You are 18 years or older and receive a benefit from the Dutch government. For example, unemployment benefit (WW) or disability benefit.