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Applying for social assistance

If you have too little money to get by, you may be entitled to social assistance (bijstand). You can apply for social assistance at your municipality or the website, an online work platform operated by the Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemersverzekeringen – UWV (Employee Insurance Agency).

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Apply for social assistance benefits

The starting point of the Participation Act is that every Dutch person provides for his own livelihood as much as possible, in order to enable everyone to participate as a full citizen and to contribute to society. If this is not possible, the municipality will help you look for work. As long as you do not yet have an income, you can receive financial support. The Participation Act offers support for people with and without an occupational disability.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee

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Last updated on 22 September 2022