Do you receive government financial support for your tertiary or secondary education? Are you unable to earn extra income due to a chronic illness or disability? Then you may be eligible for study benefit (studietoeslag) from your municipality.
All municipalities must pay an agreed minimum amount of study benefit to students with a medical disability. The amount of study benefit may differ from one municipality to another (in Dutch).
In all cases, the following conditions must be met to be eligible to receive study benefit:
- you receive student finance (studiefinanciering) as a tertiary student or a basic allowance (basistoelage) for secondary students;
- you cannot earn extra income alongside your studies because of your disability.
- you are not entitled to the Wajong benefit
All the conditions can be found on the website of the municipality where you are registered. If you have any questions about your situation, please contact the municipality.
You can apply for study benefit at the municipality where you live, regardless of where you are studying. Find out how to apply on your municipality’s website.
This is how it works in your (future) place of residence
Study allowance when having a disability
You are studying and due to an illness or disability you cannot earn the minimum wage. Then you may be able to receive extra money. We call this individual study allowance.
If you receive the individual study allowance, please note the following:
- If you receive an internship allowance, you will inform us of this. You can keep a maximum of 180 euros per month. If your internship allowance is higher, we will deduct this from the study allowance. With an internship allowance of 200 euros per month, you will therefore receive 20 euros less study allowance per month
- If you start working while you are receiving a study allowance, we will stop the study allowance. Notify us in time when you can start working. Otherwise you may have to repay the study allowance