Compensation of medical costs
When your child is suffering from an allergic disease this often brings additional costs. Costs made related to a disease and/or disability, can often be (partially) reimbursed. There are different rules and regulations available for reimbursement. Reimbursement does not mean that all costs will be paid. In most cases, you need to pay a contribution in the costs, you will get a maximum amount reimbursed and/or you need to meet specific terms and conditions in order to get reimbursement.
Compensation of medical costs via your health insurance company
In principle, everyone is insured (obligatory) against normal health costs through a health insurance. This basic insurance can be expanded with additional packages. All children under 18 years are free co-insured through their parent(s)/guardian(s).
Insurance policies from different health insurance companies can change regularly. Therefore we recommend that you always contact your health insurance company in case of specific questions about reimbursement of medical care, treatment, medications and/or medical devices.
Compensation of medical costs via the tax department
At the annual income tax returns medical condition can form a deduction. Stipulation for this deduction is that you should be able to hand over a doctor’s note with an official diagnosis, when prompted.
To claim the deduction, the costs must arise a certain threshold of your income. We refer you to the website of the Dutch tax office www.belastingdienst.nl for most recent and complete information. On the website you click the heading “Relatie, familie, gezondheid” (Relationship, family, health). You will then find the item “Gezondheid” (Health) and beneath that button the heading “tegemoetkoming specifieke zorgkosten” (compensation specific healthcare costs) ‘ and the item “aftrek ziektekosten” (medical expenses deduction). Here you will find the necessary information.