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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 Venray: Applying for social assistance

  • You must be registered as a jobseeker with the UWV. You can also apply for your benefit here. See the link of the webpage at the heading 'Applying' at the bottom of this page.
  • After you have registered, you will be assigned a contact person who will help you find work.
  • Within eight weeks after you have sent the application form with supporting documents, you will receive a letter from the municipality with the decision. Sometimes it takes longer. For example, if more research is needed or if your application is not yet complete.
  • The municipality determines the amount of your possible benefit. Your income and assets (house and savings) must be below the social assistance limit. The income of your partner (and possibly other persons) also counts.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Venray

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Last updated on 22 September 2022