Do you live in the Netherlands and do you have healthcare insurance, a rented house or children? In some cases, you may be entitled to a contribution towards the costs for the Dutch healthcare insurance, a rented house or childcare or other expenses for children up to 18 years old. Such contribution is called benefits (in Dutch: toeslagen).
You can apply for a benefit using the ‘Mijn toeslagen’ website, for which you require a DigiD. You can also call the Tax Information Line on 0800 0543 from The Netherlands or +31 555 385 385 from another country. They can help you and make an appointment to apply for the benefit together. We strongly advise to contact a tax advisor before you apply for a benefit, as it is easy to make a mistake, which can result in having to pay back large amounts of money.
For which benefits can you be eligible:
- Healthcare benefits, to compensate people with lower incomes for the costs of healthcare insurance - (zorgtoeslag)
- Rent Benefit, to compensate people with lower incomes for the rental of their living accommodation (huurtoeslag)
- Childcare benefits, to compensate for the cost of childcare facilities (kinderopvangtoeslag)
- Children benefit, for people with children up to 18 years old (kindgebonden budget)