What is uitkering in dutch?
There are three avenues of social security schemes:
With each benefit, there are specific conditions that must be met or applied. In addition, your residence rights should be checked to see that they are not affected if you intend to apply for benefits. Your official documents will need to be in good updated order. Consult the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment website for more information.
If you become unemployed, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance payments. The unemployment benefit is administered by the UWV. Over the short term, this is known as WW Uitkering. You can apply for WW uitkering up to a month before your last work day. Applications for this benefit can be done online at www.werk.nl (Dutch only) or at a local office of UWV WERKbedrijf.
After the application for the unemployment benefit, the amount and duration of payments will be determined by your employment history. In general, a person may be eligible for one month assistance for every year worked. It comprises the first two months at 75% and thereafter 70% of your last earned salary (with a maximum daily rate of €195.96 gross). For 26 out of the previous 36 weeks before the first day of unemployment, you must have worked (may be fewer if you are a musician or artist, or not in regular employment).
If other benefits are in operation, the unemployment benefit can be restricted or reduced.
More about unemployment benefits and how to apply (in English) at this link.
A highly-skilled migrant dismissed early from their job may be eligible for time to search for a new job. For specifics, see the IND site at this link under “Validity residence permit / search period during unemployment”.
The “uitkering” is an monthly amount that all people get who can not pay for their own life expenses, but there are some conditions. With this support, you can manage yourself until you have found a job.
There are some conditions you should follow to keep the “uitkering”.
The amount differs. It depends on your age, family situation, children and more. Example:
Four times a year – each three months – all parents or guardians receive child benefits: “Kinderbijslag”: an amount per child. How much? In 2016:
More information about child benefits (in English) is available at the site of the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB) (in English).
If you live with minimum aid, and you do not have savings, there are options at your municipality to get extra money for essential living expenses which are unforeseen or too expensive to pay from your monthly aid. For example:
Ask for the local possibilities at the municipality.
Next to this, you can maybe have different amounts of financial aid called: “Toeslagen”, means tax benefits.
To pay for:
- lukraak, Adj.
- blindelings, Adj.
- in het wilde weg, Mod.