Do you receive government financial support for your tertiary or secondary education? Are you unable to earn extra income due to a chronic illness or disability? Then you may be eligible for study benefit (studietoeslag) from your municipality.
All municipalities must pay an agreed minimum amount of study benefit to students with a medical disability. The amount of study benefit may differ from one municipality to another (in Dutch).
In all cases, the following conditions must be met to be eligible to receive study benefit:
- you receive student finance (studiefinanciering) as a tertiary student or a basic allowance (basistoelage) for secondary students;
- you cannot earn extra income alongside your studies because of your disability.
- you are not entitled to the Wajong benefit
All the conditions can be found on the website of the municipality where you are registered. If you have any questions about your situation, please contact the municipality.
You can apply for study benefit at the municipality where you live, regardless of where you are studying. Find out how to apply on your municipality’s website.
This is how it works in your (future) place of residence
Apply for individual study allowance
Please note: you can apply for a studietoeslag (study benefit) only if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.
The individual study allowance is for pupils or students aged 15 or older who cannot earn extra money to pay their study costs due to a structural medical disability. With this study grant, we encourage students to obtain a diploma and thus increase their chances of finding a job.
The following conditions apply:
- You are 15 years or older and live in the municipality of Elburg.
- You are entitled to a student grant or student grant from the Education Executive Agency (DUO)
- It has been determined that you cannot work alongside your studies due to a structural medical handicap. You can prove this in two ways:
> A declaration of inclusion in the target group register (UWV).
> Statement from an expert about your limitations showing that you are unable to work due to a structural medical limitation.
- Do you not have a situation description from an expert, but do you think you are eligible for a study grant? Please submit an application. We request a medical examination from an external expert. Depending on the advice, the study grant may be awarded to you.
You must upload/attach the following attachments to the application form:
- A copy of a valid identity document (passport, identity card or verblijfsvergunning (residence permit) (not a driving licence).
- A letter confirming the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs – DUO (education implementation service) grant of your student finance. That can be based on either the WSF or the WTOS.
- A copy of a bank statement specifying the name of the account and the account number into which the allowance will be deposited.
- A copy of a recent medical report.
You must reapply for study benefit for each new school year.
Study benefit amounts
The amount of the study benefit depends on your age. These are the statutory amounts per month:
- 21 years of age and over: € 300.00;
- 20 years of age: € 240.00;
- 19 years of age: € 180.00;
- 18 years of age: € 150.00;
- 17 years of age: € 118.50;
- 16 years of age: € 103.50;
- 15 years of age: € 90.00.
You will receive a letter informing you of the outcome within 8 weeks of your application. What happens if the application is incomplete or more time is needed for the investigation? Processing may take longer than 8 weeks in such cases.
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