Care and rent allowances continue to rise, childcare allowance lower again
Dutch central government paid just over 10.4 billion euros in income-related allowances for housing, health care and children in 2013. Spending on care allowances, in particular, rose, to 5.1 billion...
Allowances for health care and childcare increase further
The Dutch government spent nearly 10 billion euro on income-dependent allowances for housing, care and childcare in 2009. This is half a billion more than in 2008.
Single people, one-parent families and pensioners account for most rent allowances
Over 1.1 million households in the Netherlands received a rent allowance in 2008. This cost the government nearly 2 million euro.