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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.

Applying for social assistance

You can apply for a social assistance benefit only if you live in the Netherlands and are registered at a municipality. For more information on and applying for a social assistance benefit, go to the Westland municipal website (information in Dutch).

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Westland

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Last updated on 22 September 2022