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.
Municipality of Heerde: Applying for a personal budget (PGB)
Please note: you can only apply for a PGB if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.
You can use a persoonsgebonden budget – PGB (personal budget) to buy care, help or support.
There are 2 types of personal budget:
PGB via the Wet maatschappelijke ondersteuning – WMO (Social Support Act)
Do you receive Wmo support from your municipality? Do you want to arrange this help yourself? Then you can apply for a PGB from your municipality.
PGB through the Jeugdwet (Youth Act)
If your child receives support under the Jeugdwet, you can use a personal budget to arrange that help yourself as well. You can apply for it through your municipality’s jeugdhelp (youth assistance) service.
To be eligible for a PGB, you must meet a number of requirements:
- You fill in a pgb plan (Wmo or Youth - in Dutch).
- You must indicate the reasons why you want to receive the care in pgb.
- You must indicate who manages the PGB for you if you do not do so yourself.
- You must be able to show afterwards what you spent the money on.
- You must draw up a care agreement with the care provider who gives you guidance.
- You must arrange this agreement and the claims via the SVB (Sociale verzekeringsbank).
How to apply for a PGB:
- Support via the WMO (in Dutch)
- Support via the Jeugdwet (in Dutch)
You can fill in the docx file on the computer. Do you not have a program to open this document or do you want to print the form? Then choose the PDF file.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Heerde