How do I apply for help in the home?
Get in touch with WIJeindhoven. You will find all their contact information at WIJeindhoven.nl. You can discuss with a WIJeindhoven staff member what the options are. He or she will determine whether you are entitled to help in the home, based on the Social Support Act (Wmo). This depends on your health and living situation.
What happens next?
WIJeindhoven passes your application on to the municipality. We send you a letter informing you whether you are eligible for help in the home, and for how long you are entitled to that help, how many hours a week and for which domestic chores.
Who chooses the care provider?
You do, with help from the staff member at WIJeindhoven, if you prefer. Take a look at the leaflet below (only in Dutch). In it, the various care providers present themselves briefly.
- Zorgaanbieders - hulp bij het huishouden (217.19 KB)
You make practical agreements with the care provider of your choice, such as which domestic chores will be done at what times, and when the help in the home will be present.
Will the costs of help in the home be reimbursed?
There are two ways of getting the costs of help in the home reimbursed: through a Personal Care Budget (PGB) or through Care in Kind (ZIN). Read more about the Personal Care Budget and Care in Kind.
You may be required to pay a personal contribution for help in the home. Read more about the Personal Contribution Wmo.
I would like to change my care provider. How do I do that?
Are you dissatisfied with your care provider? You can change to another one. Download the form below, and print it (only in Dutch). Complete it and send it to the address on the form. You organise the rest of the changeover yourself, by getting in touch with both your current and the new care provider.
- Wisselen van zorgaanbieder (29.93 KB)
I am not entitled to help in the home based on the Wmo. What else can I do?
You have no right to assistance based on the Wmo, but you do need help in the home? You can make use of a municipal discount scheme for help in the home. This discount scheme allows you to hire professional domestic help for a maximum of 4 hours a week.
Through Gascogne, you then pay 12.50 Euros an hour. Go to www.gascogne.nl or phone 040-29 03 043.
The discount scheme enables more people to work as help in the home, but on a regular employment contract.