Huurtoeslag

If you live in independent accommodation in the Netherlands the Dutch government offers you a housing benefit (huurtoeslag) towards your monthly rent. The amount of money offered varies depending on your age, how much rent you pay and how much money you earn (or how much money you have). A studio with its own entrance, bathroom and kitchen is considered independent accommodation. Check out this link to learn about the conditions and to see if you are eligible. 

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