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Applying for social assistance

If you have too little money to get by, you may be entitled to social assistance (bijstand). You can apply for social assistance at your municipality or the werk.nl website, an online work platform operated by the Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemersverzekeringen – UWV (Employee Insurance Agency).

You are entitled to social assistance if you:

  • are a Dutch citizen or lawfully resident in the Netherlands, and;

  • are aged 18 or over;

  • do not have enough income or funds to get by. Your (joint) income must be below the social assistance standard (in Dutch);

  • cannot claim any other provision or benefit;

  • are not in prison or in a detention house.

There are also a number of obligations when you receive social assistance (in Dutch).

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:
Informatie:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Applying for social assistance benefit

Please note: you can only apply for bijstand (social assistance) if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

You can apply for social assistance from the municipality of Elburg if you meet the following additional conditions:

  • You live in the municipality of Elburg.
  • You do not yet receive an Algemene Ouderdomswet – AOW (State Pension).
  • Do you live with your partner or have a joint household with someone? If so, the income and savings of that person are also taken into account.
  • You are participating in activities offered to you by the municipality of Elburg to find work.
  • You must understand, speak, read and write Dutch to a sufficient standard. You are entitled to social welfare assistance even if your Dutch is not good enough. However, the municipality may reduce your welfare benefit if you do not do your best to learn Dutch.
  • Are you between 18 and 27 years old? In that case, you must meet additional conditions in order to receive the social assistance benefit.

You apply for social assistance benefit from the UWV. To fill in the form, you must log in with DigiD.

Applying for social assistance benefits on Werk.nl

For more information, please contact the Sociaal Financieel Trefpunt

You will find out within 8 weeks whether you will receive social assistance. You will receive social assistance from the date of the application.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Elburg

Visiting address

Zuiderzeestraatweg Oost 19

8081LA Elburg

Opening hours
Monday
8:30-17:00
Tuesday
8:30-17:00
Wednesday
8:30-19:00
Thursday
8:30-17:00
Friday
8:30-17:00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Last updated on 22 September 2022