Can I continue to receive unemployment benefit if I go abroad?

If you live in the Netherlands and receive unemployment benefit from the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV), in most cases you cannot continue to receive this benefit if you go abroad. However, there are a few exceptions.

In the following situations you may be able to continue receiving your unemployment benefit if you go abroad. However, there are specific conditions you must meet.

If you don’t see your situation, it is probably not possible for you to continue receiving your unemployment benefit abroad.

What is your situation?

If you are moving from the Netherlands to a location abroad, notify UWV of this no later than 2 weeks before your departure by calling UWV (information in Dutch).

What you also need to arrange if you’re going to move abroad

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