What is Housing Allowance?

If you rent a home in the Netherlands, there’s a good chance that you may be entitled to receive housing allowance (Huurtoeslag in Dutch). This is applicable to Dutch and international tenants, including expatriate workers and students. The housing allowance make your rent even more affordable, because you will receive a significant cost reduction from the Dutch government!

For individuals with a relatively low income, most rents are too high in relation to what they earn. On request, the Tax Services of the Dutch government provides these individuals with a housing allowance in order to make these homes more affordable. Particularly students fall into a lower income group, which is why students are definitely eligible to receive housing allowance.

It is important to note that there are a number of requirements that need to be met in order to receive the housing allowance. These requirements depend on: Age, Income, Savings and your Basic rent price. The Tax Service Office is very strict when it comes to distributing the housing allowance, and if you are found to be receiving the wrong type of allowance, you will be required to pay all assistance back to the Tax Services.

Our Housing Allowance service:
We are happy to take care of your housing allowance application in exchange for an application fee, provided that you meet the requirements and have successfully signed for a home at Holland2Stay. With our service you will not only save time, but also experience a hassle-free process for the Housing Allowance. Read more about our service.

This service can be purchased through your online account. Simply head over to H2S Services and choose your plan. Be sure to read the terms and requirements carefully before purchasing.
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