Rent benefit

What is rent benefit?

  • Rent benefit is a benefit granted by the Dutch government to make rent accomodation payable for all layers of society.
  • Whether you are eligible for Rent Benefit depends on the height of your rent, income and capital, which all can not be too high.
  • The amount of Rent Benefit to be expected can be calculated here and depends on rent price, income and capital.

How do I get my rent benefit?


  • You are 18 years of age or older.
  • You, your possible benefit partner, and co-occupants are registered at your home address in the Netherlands.
  • Your rent, (combined) income and capital are not too high.
  • You have the nationality of an EU country, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland or Switzerland. Are you from another country? In that case, you need a valid residence permit or work permit.
  • You must have a citizen service number (BSN). You will receive this when you register with the municipality of Vlissingen.
  • You will need a DigiD account to apply for the benefit.

When applying, note that our service costs are 18% of the all-inclusive price.

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