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Applying for study benefit for students with a disability

Do you receive government financial support for your tertiary or secondary education? Are you unable to earn extra income due to a chronic illness or disability? Then you may be eligible for study benefit (studietoeslag) from your municipality.

In all cases, the following conditions must be met to be eligible to receive study benefit:

  • you receive student finance (studiefinanciering) as a tertiary student or a basic allowance (basistoelage) for secondary students;
  • you cannot earn extra income alongside your studies because of your disability.
  • you are not entitled to the Wajong benefit

Ask your municipality about all the conditions that apply.

You can apply for study benefit at the municipality where you live, regardless of where you are studying.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Study allowance

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

You can apply for the study allowance if:

  • You live in Leiden or Leiderdorp or Leiderdorp.
  • You are 15 years or older.
  • You receive student finance (WSF 2000) or you receive an allowance for school costs for students (WTOS).
  • You do not receive a Wajong benefit.
  • You are unable to earn extra money alongside your studies due to an illness or permanent medical disability. You can demonstrate this by means of a statement from a specialist. If necessary, the municipality will request advice about your situation from an independent medical consultancy. You will receive an invitation from the consultancy for this.

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 Leiden

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2333CW Leiden

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Last updated on 26 September 2022