Social welfare benefits

Do you live in Eindhoven, and find it impossible to live from your benefits or wages? You may be eligible for social welfare benefits (based on the Participation Act, IOAZ or IOAW). Social welfare benefits are a temporary supplement intended to bring you, or your family's income up to the level of minimum wage. This supplement is for you to pay your living costs, such as rent and food. Submit a request at of the UWV.

Step by step

  1. Register as a job seeker at of the UWV.
  2. Request a wellfare benefit digitally.
  3. After your digital wellfare benefit request, make an appointment with a Wijeindhoven employee as soon as possible.

  4. You will be allocated a 'Benefits contact' by the Municipality of Eindhoven.
  5. Keep your contact informed of any changes in your situation or if you are going on holiday.

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