Modified rules for benefit partner
Taking effect from 1 January 2013, the rules for benefit partners have been modified. The definition of a benefit partner will be largely similar to the definition for partners with regards to income tax, unlike as in previous years. If there is a partnership for income tax, then from 2013 this is also the case for benefits and allowances. The law change is especially important in cases of divorce, given that the end of the benefit partnership can come at a different moment. Also students, who now live with several people in a student hostel and previously had a benefit partner, will no longer be entitled to a benefit due to the law change. We can provide you with more information on the new rules and you can also visit the website www.toeslagen.nl for more information.