What is sickness benefit?

Sickness benefit is temporary income if you become ill. You receive it if you cannot work due to illness and your employer is not required to continue paying your salary. Even if you work outside the Netherlands, you may be entitled to sickness benefit. 

Am I entitled to sickness benefit?

If you work outside the Netherlands and become ill, you may be entitled to sickness benefit. It depends on the country where you are insured and work, and on the reciprocal agreements the Netherlands has with that country.

Find out if you are entitled to sickness benefit abroad


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