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Requesting a decision on an advance on benefits

Are you waiting for a decision on your application for social assistance benefit (bijstandsuitkering) or supplementary income provision for the elderly (aanvullende inkomensvoorziening ouderenAIO)? Have you not yet received an advance, or is the amount of the advance too low? Then you can apply to your province for a provision of immediate assistance (voorziening onverwijlde bijstand). The province will then decide whether you get an advance or that the amount received will be increased.

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Requesting a decision on advance payment (providing immediate assistance)

You need money to live. If you apply for benefits, it takes a little time before you receive money. To receive benefits, the municipality must first assess your application. For supplementary benefits for older people, the Sociale Verzekeringsbank –SVB (Social Insurance Bank) must first assess your application.

Sometimes it may take 4 weeks or more before you receive a decision. You still have to pay your bills and buy food during this time. You can therefore receive an advance payment. You can receive an advance payment from 4 weeks after you have applied for benefits. You will then receive some benefits money in advance. If you go on to receive benefits, the advance payment will be recovered.

Will the municipality or SVB not grant you an advance payment? Or is the amount too low? Ask us for immediate assistance. We will then decide whether you will receive an advance payment. Are you right in our view? The municipality or SVB must then grant or increase the advance payment immediately.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Province of Drenthe

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Last updated on 17 January 2023