What are the countries with which the Netherlands has reciprocal agreements regarding sickness benefit?

The Netherlands has reciprocal agreements with a number of countries regarding your rights if you work abroad and become ill. These agreements determine the country in which you are protected against loss of income due to illness; this may be the Netherlands or the country with which it has reciprocal agreements. 

A

Argentina
Australia

B

Belize
Bosnia and Herzegovina

C

Cabo Verde
Canada

The Netherlands has reciprocal agreements with Canada regarding loss of income due to illness, but UWV cannot pay out benefits in Canada. The agreements ensure that Dutch law applies to you, which means that your employer is required to continue paying at least 70% of your salary to you for 2 years.

Chile
China

E

Ecuador
Egypt

H

Hong Kong

I

India

The Netherlands has reciprocal agreements with India regarding loss of income due to illness, but UWV cannot pay out benefits in India. The agreements ensure that Dutch law applies to you, which means that your employer is required to continue paying at least 70% of your salary to you for 2 years.

Indonesia
Israel

J

Japan
Jordan

K

Kosovo

M

Monaco
Montenegro
Morocco

N

New Zealand
North Macedonia

P

Panama
Paraguay
Philippines

S

Serbia
South Africa
South Korea
Suriname

T

Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey

U

United States

The Netherlands has reciprocal agreements with the United States regarding loss of income due to illness, but UWV cannot pay out benefits in the United States. The agreements ensure that Dutch law applies to you, which means that your employer is required to continue paying at least 70% of your salary to you for 2 years.

Uruguay

What am I entitled to?

If you work outside the Netherlands and become ill, find out whether you qualify for sickness benefit abroad.

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