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Municipality of Deventer: applying for study benefit for students with a disability

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Many students have side jobs to pay for their education. But students with structural medical disabilities are unable to earn a side job. For them, there is the study allowance. This provides a helping hand to still do an education.

Please note: you can apply for a studietoeslag (study benefit) only if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

To apply for study allowance, you must meet all the conditions:

  • you are 18 years of age or older;
  • you are following a course for which you receive study financing or pupil grants (WTOS);
  • you are unable to work alongside your studies due to a structural medical disability;
  • You do not receive any benefit from the UWV (e.g. Wajong, WIA);
  • you do not receive any income for maintenance.

  • valid proof of identity;
  • Proof of study financing or scholarship assistance (WTOS);
  • proof of education;
  • statement from an expert showing that you have a structural medical disability.

You will receive a letter informing you of the outcome within 8 weeks of your application. What happens if the application is incomplete or more time is needed for the investigation? Processing may take longer than 8 weeks in such cases.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Deventer

Last updated on 17 November 2022