- You must report sick in order to receive a sickness benefit, who you report to depends on your situation.
- You must report sick on your second day of illness at the latest.
- You will also be asked to complete an online questionnaire about your illness and situation. We will then evaluate this to see whether you qualify for a sickness benefit.
- Your situation and income will determine how much benefit you will be entitled to.
- You will be entitled to a sickness benefit for up to a maximum of 2 years.
- You have certain rights and obligations when receiving a sickness benefit.
You might be entitled to a sickness benefit in the following cases:
- You are a casual worker and your contract automatically ends once you report sick.
- You are self-employed and have voluntary income protection coverage (‘vrijwillige verzekering’).
- You are employed and become ill during pregnancy or childbirth.
- You are employed and become ill due to donating an organ.
- You are employed and covered by the risk-free scheme for employers (‘no-risk polis’).
- You are ill and your contract ends.
- You become ill within 4 weeks of your contract ending.
- You are receiving an unemployment benefit (‘WW-uitkering’) and have been ill for more than 13 weeks.
- You are ill and your unemployment benefit ends.
- You become ill within 4 weeks of your unemployment or sickness benefit ending.
Please contact us if you have any questions. Keep your citizen service number (‘BSN’) close to hand so that we can help you quickly and efficiently.