Belastingkantoor, Tax Office, Kancelaria Podatkowa
Wioletta Wojciechowska & Erwin Jongman

Health care benefit - Zorgtoeslag

It was introduced in 2007 with the reform of the social security system. 

From that moment, every person who works or has registered in the Netherlands must take out insurance. 

This is a big expense, so that the budget of low earners is not affected by this obligation, an allowance has been established, which in 2017 is maximum € 88 per month for single persons or € 170 pairs (its amount depends on income).

The deadline for submitting applications for 2017 is 1-09-2018. Off course, the submitting application for 2018 is 01-09-2019.

You pay Dutch health insurance yourself or through your employer, and earning less than € 27,500 gross per year or for couples € 35,000 gross per year. 
If so, you are able to submit health care benefit by Jongman Advies Buro.

Required documents:

  • Copy of sofinummer
  • A copy of an important identity document
  • A copy of the policy or insurance card 2017/2018
  • Confirmation of insurance fees (except from the account or copies of episodes from payment for the last two months of work in the Netherlands in the case of group insurance or through the employer)