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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.

Municipality of Utrecht: Applying for social assistance

Do you live in the municipality of Utrecht? You can apply for social assistence at the municipality of Utrecht and not via

Have you just moved to the municipality of Utrecht? If so, you cannot apply for social assistence until we have processed your move in the Personal Records Database (BRP). That takes about 5 working days.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Utrecht

Last updated on 22 September 2022