It was introduced in 2007 with the reform of the social security system.
From now on, every person working or registered in the Netherlands must take out health insurance. This is a considerable expense, so that the budget of low earners does not suffer from this obligation, an allowance has been established, which in 2022 amounts to a maximum of €104.00 per month for single persons or couples of €199.00 (its amount depends on income).
The deadline for submitting applications for 2022 is September 1, 2023. The appropriate application should preferably be submitted before April 1, 2023, because then the taxoffice is required to issue a default decision within a maximum of 8 weeks. Applications received by the taxoffice after March 31, 2023 will be considered by the office definitively, and this involves a long waiting period for a decision and money (even up to 1 year and longer).
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