Rent allowance, or also called rent subsidy (huurtoeslag in Dutch), what about that? There are many different rules and we understand that sometimes you can not see the forest through the trees. In 2019, some things have changed. In this article we list the most important matters regarding rent subsidy for you.
Rent allowance limit 2019
The rent allowance limit has been changed in 2019. In order to be entitled to rent subsidy, the basic rent must be below the liberalization limit when the lease is concluded. This limit is set each year by the government. Is the rent higher? Then you can unfortunately not claim rent allowance in 2019. The liberalization limit is equal to the rent allowance limit.
The liberalization limit has been frozen for the past three years at a basic rent of € 710,68 per month. With effect from 1 January 2019, the liberalization limit has been increased to € 720,42. Are you under 23? Then you can only benefit from rent allowance if the monthly rent of your home does not exceed € 424,44 per month.
When will you receive rent allowance?
To be eligible for rent allowance, your income may not be too high. Furthermore, you may not have too many savings on the bank. How high the annual income of a household may be depends on the number of people that the household counts. In addition, other rules apply to AOW-ers (retired). The income limits are adjusted every year. Also the maximum that a household may have in savings changes per year.
Here you find an overview of the income limits (per year) for the various situations:
Younger than retirement age
Older than retirement age
Curious if you are entitled to rent subsidy? Do the check on the website of the tax authorities!