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Applying for a personal budget (PGB)

If you need care or nursing due to illness or disability, or you need help at home, you may be eligible for a personal budget (persoonsgebonden budget – PGB). You can use this money to pay for your care needs. For example, you can hire someone to help you with your shopping or clean your house, or you can arrange for youth care services for your child.

This is how it works for you

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Personal Budget (PGB)

Please note: you can only apply for a personal budget (PGB: persoonsgebonden budget in Dutch) if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

You can use a PGB to buy care, help or support. There are two types of personal budget (persoonsgebonden budget in Dutch)

PGB periodic for monthly recurring care

With a PGB, you decide who provides your care. This can be a professional care organisation, but also a self-employed person (an independent entrepreneur) or someone from your social network: a family member, neighbour, friend or acquaintance. You make an agreement with one or more care providers and keep your own records. The amount of the PGB depends on which care provider you choose. Payment is made by the Sociale Verzekeringsbank – SVB (social insurance bank).

PGB for a one-off facility

With a PGB, you decide where and from whom you purchase the facility. You are also responsible for the maintenance and possible insurance of the facility. You receive a PGB amounting to a maximum of the amount that the municipality of Bernheze pays for the purchase of the indicated facility from its supplier. In addition, you will receive a one-off contribution to the costs of maintenance and service equal to a maximum of the amount the municipality pays its supplier for this over a period of five or seven years.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Bernheze

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