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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 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:

Here is some information from your municipality.

apply 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.

The municipality of Zaltbommel supplies the product General assistance requests via the municipality of Maasdriel. This neighboring municipality implements this scheme for the municipality of Zaltbommel.
Call for information  the municipality of  Maasdriel: Telefoonnummer 14 0418 (6-cijferig nummer) of vanuit het buitenland: (0031) 418 638888

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Zaltbommel

Last updated on 22 September 2022