Applying for rent benefit

If you are renting your home, you may be eligible to receive rent benefit. Rent benefit is a contribution towards the payment of your rent. The amount of the benefit you could receive depends on the amount of rent, your income, etc.

Last updated on 17 May 2021

Eligibility for rent benefit

To be eligible for rent benefit, you must meet certain conditions. For example, you must be at least 18 years old and your combined income and assets must be below a certain level. The Tax and Customs Administration website sets out all the conditions for rent benefit.

Applying for rent benefit

You can apply for rent benefit online, via the ‘Mijn toeslagen’ (My allowances) section. This is your personal page on the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration website. You will need your DigiD to do this.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Law on rent benefit

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