Hotline launched to report problems with student housing allowance
The National Student Union LSVb launched a hotline for young people having problems with their student housing allowance. An adjustment to the Basic Registrer for Addresses and Buildings Act means that student rooms are no longer registered under individual house numbers. This may have consequences for housing allowances, according to ANP.
A student room previously registered as, for example, number 2D is now registered as number 2. This could lead to confusion at the Tax Office and allowance office, according to the LSVb. "To get a housing allowance, it is important that the income of the residents is not too high. With the income of your housemates registered on the same address as your address, it may seem that you earn too much to qualify for housing allowance."
The LSVb and Kences, the housing corporation dome, are discussing the problem with the Tax Authorities.