Your income and assets

The amount of your AIO supplement depends on:

  • your income
  • your assets
  • your domestic situation, for example, whether you live alone or with other people
  • your partner's income and assets

We take your and/or your partner's income into account to determine whether you can get an AIO supplement. If your net monthly income is lower than the minimum income that applies for you, we will pay you an AIO supplement to top up your income to the level of the Dutch minimum income. The minimum income is the minimum amount needed for an acceptable standard of living.

Examples of the type of income that is taken into account for your AIO supplement:

  • AOW
  • other pensions from the Netherlands or another country
  • other benefits from the Netherlands or another country
  • money that you receive from renting out accommodation
  • money that you earn from working for yourself (self-employed) or for an employer
  • tax credit refunds from the Belastingdienst
  • provisional or final tax refunds from the Belastingdienst 

Rent benefit and healthcare benefit are not taken into account for your AIO supplement.

Example

You get €400 in AOW pension and €100 in pension from another country. Your partner gets €500 in AOW pension and a company pension of €100 per month. Together, you and your partner will get:

€1,500   AIO supplement rate for persons living with another adult
€1,100-  total deducted for income
________   
€400      AIO supplement

Each partner will receive half of the AIO supplement payable, that is, €200 per person.

We also look at how much you have in assets. Your assets includes all your possessions such as savings, jewellery, antiques, works of art, inheritances or cars. But not items such as household appliances, furniture, television sets or washing machines.

If you have more than €6,295 in assets, you cannot get an AIO supplement. If you live with another adult, or with a child under the age of 18, you can have up to €12,590 in assets.

If you have any debts, we deduct your debts from your assets.

If you own your own home, you may still be able to get an AIO supplement in the form of an interest-free loan.