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How do I apply for social welfare benefits?
You cannot apply directly to the municipality for benefits. The correct procedure is explained here:
- Register as a job seeker at werk.nl of the UWV. To do this, you will need your DigiD.
- Request a wellfare benefit digitally. Need help with applying Call us at telephone number 14040.
- After your digital wellfare benefit request, make an appointment with a Wijeindhoven employee as soon as possible.
- As soon as you start receiving benefits, you will be allocated a contact at the municipality. This is the person you should keep informed about any changes in your situation, or whether you are going on holiday.
Am I entitled to social welfare benefits?
That depends on your income, the composition of your family, any additional earnings and your own possessions. Based on all this, we determine whether you have enough money to live from. If you have a partner, his or her income will also be taken into account. Are you aged between 18 and 27 years? Do bear in mind that there is a search period of 4 weeks, in which you are required to give yourself 4 weeks to search for a job or training. That period starts on the day you submitted your request to the UVW. Only after these 4 weeks have elapsed, can you apply for benefits.
I am receiving social welfare benefits. What are my responsibilities?
You will find a list of the general rules and employment responsibilities while in receipt of social welfare benefits at rijksoverheid.nl. The main ones are listed below.
Looking for work
You must do everything you can to find work. That includes applying for jobs or taking part in training courses or workshops offered by the Participatiebedrijf. You can arrange these things with WIJeindhoven. For more information about WIJeindhoven, go to wijeindhoven.nl.
Make sure you stick to all the agreements you have with WIJeindhoven. That way you avoid having your benefits reduced.
Can I get social welfare benefits if I am self-employed?
I am a single parent. Has this impact on my social welfare benefits?
I still have some questions. Can I get in touch?
For questions about your benefits, phone us on 14 040. If necessary, you will be put through to your contact at the municipality. If they are not available, we will make an appointment to phone you back. This will be within 2 working days.
If you have difficulty completing the online form on werk.nl (only in Dutch) and uploading the required documentary evidence, ask someone you know if they will help you. If that isn't possible, you can get help from an independent client support official, at no charge.
How do I report changes in my situation?
Have there been changes in your, or your partner's, income, capital or living situation? You can do that by using the online amendment form.
Make sure you attach all the documents required to the form. We will automatically send you a new amendment form.
If you have any questions about how to fill in the form, or about the change you're reporting, get in touch with us by phoning 14 040.