You are eligible for rent subsidy if you are living independently (i.e. you have your own front door and facilities like kitchen, shower and toilet) and have a low income. HiCondo apartments meet the conditions for rent subsidy.
Rent subsidy can be requested with the tax authorities, www.belastingdienst.nl/toeslagen.
It takes 8 weeks to process such requests, and you can only request a rent subsidy if you’re 18 years or older.
With an annual income of up to € 15,000, you are eligible for the maximum rent subsidy, which can amount to about € 286 per month for these apartments for students over 23 years old.
There are two categories:
For the year 2014
- You are younger than 23 years and your rent is lower than € 389.05 per month.
- You are 23 years or older and your rent is lower than € 699.48 per month.
These numbers have been taken from the Belastingdienst (Dutch tax authority), and HiCondo is in no way responsible for them. For 2015 the government will determine new numbers.