You live on your own (you do not share a household with another adult)
If you live on your own and you are not married, you will get an AIO supplement at the rate for a person living alone.
If you have a partner, but you still live alone (for example, because your partner lives abroad or has gone into a nursing home), you will also normally get an AIO supplement at the rate for a person living alone.
Choose the option that best describes your situation
If you or your partner move to a nursing home, the AIO supplement will change after 3 months:
- the person who still lives at home will be entitled to an AIO supplement for a person living alone
- the person who has moved to the nursing home will be entitled to an AIO supplement for a person living in a nursing home
The amounts are added together and you will each get half of the total amount. Your and your partner’s income will be deducted from these amounts.
If you are both living in a nursing home, you will both get an AIO supplement at the lower rate.
Personal contribution for long-term care (Wlz)
If you go into a nursing home, you will have to pay your personal contribution for long-term care (Wlz) yourself. This amount is always more than your AIO supplement. That is why we cannot deduct it from your AIO supplement and pay it for you. We will inform the CAK that we have not deducted the Wlz contribution. The CAK will then calculate the amount of your personal contribution and contact you.
If you also get an AOW pension
If you also get an AOW pension, we will send you a letter to explain that when you go into the nursing home, you can choose to receive your AOW pension at the rate for a person living with another adult or at the rate for a person living alone. The letter will also contain a leaflet with more information about this.
If you are married or in a registered partnership but you live alone, you will get an AOW pension at the rate for a person living with another adult.
If you and your partner live on your own and are separated, you will each get an AOW pension for a person living alone.
If you live alone because your partner is living outside the Netherlands, your partner cannot get an AIO supplement. You will get half of the amount of AIO supplement for people who are married or living together.
Higher AIO supplement sometimes possible
Perhaps you have a partner or co-resident who cannot contribute to the household costs, because they do not qualify for a benefit themselves, or they cannot get work because they do not have a valid residence permit. In that case, it may be difficult for you to live off your income alone.
If that is the case, contact us and we will see whether your AIO supplement can be increased.
You are going to start living with someone
If you are going to start living with someone, your AIO supplement will change.