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WIA (Disability benefits)

Financing Body      



Everyone who works for an employer falls ill and is at least 35% disabled after two years of illness is entitled to disability benefits.

Types of workers who are not entitled to the unemployment benefit:

  • Workers incapacitated less than 35%; the employer and employee need to find a solution together or the employer needs to fire the worker so he / she can claim unemployment benefits.
Rates of the benefit

The income earned is supplemented to at least the social minimum.

Duration of benefit

The benefit will stop if:

  • The worker is able to earn money
  • The worker dies
Claim procedures

You can claim this benefit via the UWV website by logging in with your DigiD

Application Forms




Applicable statutory basis

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