Do I qualify for sickness benefit outside the Netherlands?

If you work abroad and have developed a long-term illness, you may be entitled to the continued payment of your salary by your employer or to sickness benefit. Exactly what you are entitled to depends on the country where you are insured and the country where you work.


If you don’t know whether you have sickness insurance coverage or where you are insured, first check where you are insured.

Insured in the Netherlands

Insured outside the Netherlands

Not insured

If you do not have sickness insurance coverage, you are not entitled to sickness benefit. Find out what other options are available in the country where you live. If you move back to the Netherlands, you may be entitled to social assistance. 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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