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Applying for special social assistance

If you have a low income and it is impossible for you to pay exceptional and unexpected costs, you may be entitled to extra financial support from the municipality. This is called special social assistance (bijzondere bijstand).

This is how it works in your (future) place of residence

Your (future) place of residence falls under the Municipality of Midden-Delfland.

Special assistance

You can apply for special assistance if you have to incur extra costs due to special circumstances that you cannot afford. You cannot get the costs reimbursed anywhere else. 

Special assistance is intended for special costs. These are additional costs in the event of illness, a disability or any other reason. For example, costs for glasses, legal aid or dental costs. 

It must concern costs that are not part of the normal costs of living, which you cannot pay yourself and which are also not reimbursed (for example from the health insurance). You can request special assistance from the municipality.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Midden-Delfland

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Last updated on 21 September 2022