Subsidy scheme

Subsidy settlement for transgender women

This regulation states that a transgender woman can apply for a one-off subsidy for the surgical placement of breast prostheses. The subsidy amount is € 3,830 and ends on 1 February 2024. You can apply via


What does the subsidy settlement entail?

The subsidy settlement is intended for transgender women who want a breast augmentation with breast implants. With the grant you pay (a part of) the costs for the surgical placement of breast implants and medical costs associated with this operation. The subsidy amount is € 3,830. To receive the subsidy, you must meet a number of conditions.

There are five conditions that you must meet:

 You are a resident of the Netherlands, which means that you have lived in the Netherlands for more than 4 months and are registered here with a municipality.
 You are 18 years or older.
 You need a recent statement (maximum 2 months old) from a BIG registered doctor. This can be a doctor or medical specialist. In that statement the doctor declares the following: that you have been using gender-confirming hormones (estrogen plasters, pills, gel) for at least a year on the prescription of a doctor; or that there are medical grounds that prevent you from undergoing gender-confirming hormone treatment; or that for medical reasons you have stopped the gender-confirming hormone treatment within a year.
 You have not undergone the operation (placement of breast implants) before.
 You cannot claim reimbursement for the operation via the health insurance policy. This reimbursement is only available when there is little or no breast growth. This is the case if there is no fold under the breast (inframammary fold) and there is less than 1 cm of glandular tissue, which is demonstrated by an ultrasound. Do you think this is the case with you or do you have doubts about this? Then contact us.

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