What is housingallowance.nl?

housingallowance.nl is an online platform that informs international students and expats about the Dutch housing allowance. We assist you by requesting, altering and/or stopping the Dutch housing allowance.

Via housingallowance.nl you can check online if you are entitled to housing allowance, calculate how much you will receive
and immediately apply for it.

Apply now quick and simple via housingallowance.nlWe arrange everything for only EUR 59!

Our Partners

  • Belastingdienst

  • ABS UvA

  • TTMTAX

What is housing allowance (“huurtoeslag”)? 

Housing allowance (also known as rental allowance or rent benefit) is created by the Dutch government as a financial contribution towards the cost of a rented dwelling. The housing allowance (“huurtoeslag”) is only intended for people below a government-determined income threshold. In addition, there is a maximum rent eligible for subsidization. In order to be eligible for the housing allowance you have to meet certain conditions. 

Conditions housing allowance:

Anyone above 18 years old and rents a house/apartment in the Netherlands can request for housing allowance. You have to meet the following criteria.

1. Dutch residence permit or Dutch/EU-nationality;
2. Independent (autonomous) housing;
3. Total rent payable below threshold;
4. The gross employment income is below the threshold;
5. Worldwide estate/wealth below the threshold;

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How we work

Arrange your housing allowance in 3 simple steps.

1. Calculate your refund
2. Fill in the requested data;
3. Claim/ alter or stop your housing allowance via our online form.

After completion and payment we prepare your request and will file your request with the Dutch tax authorities. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with an overview of your application.

Our mission is to maximize your allowance! Upon receipt of the application our tax professionals will assess your application and in case of any questions they will contact you via regular mail / e-mail or telephone. Within 4-10 weeks you will receive the decision of the Dutch tax authorities. The allowance will be paid out on your bank account a week after.

Housing allowance 2019

Request

Do you want to apply for the housing allowance 2019? Check our online module to see if you are eligible and how much you can expect back. 

If you expect a housing allowance 2019 we can arrange it for you via the online module. We use professional software approved by the Dutch tax authorities, so no DigiD username or password required.

You can apply for the housing allowance 2019 from January 1, 2019 up to September 1, 2020. Please note that to apply for the housing allowance 2019 you have to file a separate request.

Change

Already receiving housing allowance? But did something in your personal situation change (i.e. your personal income or marital status)? Please use our online tool so we can assist you in adjusting your housing allowance. 

Stop

Receiving housing allowance, but not eligible anymore? Please note that you are responsible to stop your housing allowance as soon as you are not entitled anymore. You can stop your housing allowance quick and easy via our online tool.

Housing allowance 2018

Request

Do you want to apply for the housing allowance 2018? Check our online module to see if you are eligible and how much you can expect back. (“link module”)
You can apply for the housing allowance 2018 from January 1, 2018 up to September 1, 2019. Please note that to apply for the housing allowance 2018 you have to file a separate request.

Change

Already receiving housing allowance? However, something changed in your personal situation, like your personal income or marital status, please use our online tool to change your housing allowance 2016.

Stop

Receiving housing allowance, but not eligible anymore? Please note that you are responsible to stop your housing allowance as soon as you are not entitled to it anymore. You can stop your housing allowance quick and easy via our online tool (link).