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Applying for support to reintegrate into the labour market

Have you been out of work for a long time? Do you want to start working again? You can get support for your return to work. This is known as reintegration (re-integratie). It is provided by the Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemersverzekeringen – UWV (Employee Insurance Agency) or your municipality.

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

Your (future) place of residence falls under the Municipality of Zaanstad.

Municipality of Zaanstad: Applying for support to reintegrate into the labour market

If you receive a social benefit from the municipality, you are expected to do everything you can to earn your own income again, even if this is temporary or part-time work. There are several options for returning to work.

Participation in a reintegration program is mandatory and often a condition for a benefit under the Participation Act. You are obliged to comply with all agreements, to cooperate in the process and to complete it (unless you find a paid job sooner).

In a reintegration process or action plan, it is determined which reintegration facilities are most suitable for you. With these facilities you can gain knowledge and work experience and increase your chances of a paid job. Those facilities can be:

  • a refresher or refresher course
  • a (apprenticeship) work placement or trial placement while retaining benefits
  • a participation (co-working) place with retention of benefits
  • a secondment job or other subsidized job, for example Matchingsunit
  • volunteer work

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Zaanstad