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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.

Social assistance

If you are unable to find work and do not have enough money to make ends meet, you may qualify for bijstand (social assistance). This type of support can supplement your income up to a minimum limit until you are able to earn enough on your own. 

Please note: you can only apply for bijstand (social assistance) if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Maastricht

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Last updated on 22 September 2022