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.
There are 4 types of care for which you can apply for a PGB:
- Support at home: if you need support, transport or help at home.
- Youth care services: if you need help for someone under the age of 18.
- Heavy, long-term care needs: if you need 24-hour care every day.
- Nursing and personal care: if you need personal care or nursing at home.
Eligibility to receive a PGB depends on the care you need.
You can apply to the Zorgkantoor (care office), your healthcare insurer or the municipality for a PGB. The type of care you need will determine which organisation you approach to apply for a PGB (in Dutch).
You can receive several PGB's at the same time. For example, if you or your child has an indication for support at home and nursing. Then you will receive one PGB from the municipality and one from the healthcare insurer.
Read more about combining several PGB's (in Dutch).
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
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.
To be eligible for a PGB, you must meet a number of requirements:
- You must draw up a PGB plan, in which you must specify what help you need.
- The care providers that you select must meet quality requirements.
- You must conclude an agreement with the care providers yourself.
- You must be able to manage your PGB yourself. For example, you must conclude a contract with the care providers yourself. You must also direct them and keep records. You can also ask a PGB representative to do this for you.
You do not receive the money from your PGB yourself. The municipality of Bernheze pays your personal budget to the Sociale Verzekeringsbank – SVB (social insurance bank). You send your care providers’ invoices to the SVB. The SVB will then pay them. You must keep the invoices for your records.
To apply for a personal budget (PGB: persoonsgebonden budget in Dutch) contact Wegwijzer of the municipality of Bernheze by calling +31 (0)412 45 88 88.
The municipality of Bernheze will inform you within 8 weeks of their decision.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Bernheze
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