Care allowance

In the Netherlands you are obliged to take out health insurance. For the health insurance you pay a monthly premium. In order to meet the costs of the premium, you can, if you meet certain conditions, receive a supplement.

What conditions do I have to meet to receive health care allowance?

* You are 18 years or older;

* You have a Dutch health insurance;

* Your income does not exceed € 31,998/the income of you and your supplement partner together does not exceed € 40,944 (2022);

* Your assets together do not exceed € 120,020/the assets of you and your allowance partner together do not exceed € 151,767 (2022).

Children under the age of 18 do not have to pay a premium for the health insurance and are therefore not eligible for the care allowance.

How much care allowance can I get?

The amount of the allowance depends on your income and the income of  any tax  partner. People with a lower income receive a higher allowance than people with a hoger income. For a single person, the maximum care allowance is € 111 (2022) per month and for supplement partners € 212 per month. This maximum amount will be paid to you if your (single or joint) income is less than € 22,000 (2022). The allowance becomes lower as your income approaches the maximum income. Are you close to the income limit for allowance? The minimum amount that you can receive in 2022 is € 7 per month.

How do I apply for health care allowance?

You can apply for health care allowance online at the Tax And Customs Administration. You need to log in with your DigID. Of course we can also apply for care allowance or other allowances for you.

Read more

You can read more about care allowance via this homepage of the Dutch Tax And Customs Administration. You may (also) be entitled to other surcharges. We wrote here about childcare allowance and in this article about rent allowance. In this article we list tax advantages for private individuals.

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