Dutch social security and benefits
What benefits are available in the Netherlands for low income households?
How can I get kindersbijslag (child benefit) and how does it work?
What is kindgebonden budget (child-related budget) and do I qualify for it?
Who administers the social security schemes in the Netherlands?
Who is covered by the Dutch social insurance system?
What social security benefits are available in the Netherlands?
If I claim social security benefits, will it affect my residence permits?
EU/EEA citizens generally have the same rights as Dutch nationals when it comes to social security benefits. However, receiving social security benefits can sometimes result in the withdrawal of your right to reside in the Netherlands. This is determined on case-by-case basis and could only happen if you have reside in the Netherlands shorter than five years.
Non-EU nationals in possession of a regular residency permit have also the same rights towards social security benefits. However, in some cases your Dutch residence permit may include a condition that you do not qualify to apply to any public funds.