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Municipality of Westerkwartier: applying for social assistance

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 Westerkwartier if you meet the following additional conditions:

  • You live lawfully in the Netherlands.
  • You are 18 years of age or older.
  • You do not have enough income or equity to support yourself.
  • You cannot claim any other provision or benefit.
  • You are not in prison or a house of detention.

For more information, and to apply for social assistance, you can go to

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 Westerkwartier

Last updated on 24 January 2023