Social security; key figures, number of benefits

Social security; key figures, number of benefits

Periods Disablement benefits Total number of disablement benefits (x 1000) Disablement benefits Benefits WIA Total benefits WIA (x 1000) Unemployment benefits Benefits WW, not seasonally adjusted (x 1000) Unemployment benefits Benefits WW, seasonally adjusted (x 1000) Unemployment benefits Benefits IOW (x 1000) Benefits (related to) income support Benefits income support Total benefits income support (x 1000) Benefits (related to) income support Benefits income support Benefits income support up to AOW-age (x 1000) Benefits (related to) income support Benefits income support Benefits income support from AOW-age (x 1000) Benefits (related to) income support Benefits IOAW (x 1000) Benefits (related to) income support Benefits IOAZ (x 1000) Benefits National Insurance Benefits AOW (x 1000) Benefits National Insurance Benefits Anw (x 1000) Benefits National Insurance Persons entitled to AKW (x 1000)
2021 January* . . 288.5 . 9.6 416.3 366.0 50.3 19.9 1.7 3,517.2 25.9
2021 February* . . 286.1 . 9.7 417.5 367.0 50.4 19.8 1.6 3,518.5 25.8
2021 March* . . 282.2 . 9.8 417.4 366.9 50.6 19.6 1.6 3,522.3 25.6 1,879.5
2021 April* . . 266.4 . 9.8 416.4 365.8 50.6 19.4 1.6 3,526.6 25.5
2021 May* . . 249.6 . 9.7 419.0 369.0 51.0 19.2 1.6 3,535.1 25.2
2021 June* . . 238.3 . 9.7 418.0 367.0 51.0 18.8 1.6 3,539.9 25.1 1,874.7
2021 July* . . 224.2 . 9.5 416.0 365.0 51.0 18.4 1.6 3,548.8 25.0
2021 August* . . . . . . . . . . 3,554.4 24.8
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table shows actual key figures of benefits concerning labour disablement, unemployment, income support and national insurances.

Data available from: January 1998.

Status of the figures:
- the figures in this table can be definitive or provisional;
- the monthly and quarterly figures represent the situation at the end of a period;
- the annual figures are averages;
- the figures concerning income support of the last three months are based on an estimation and therefore provisional. After three month these figures will be replaced by revised provisional figures and after one ore two years the figures become definitive.

Changes as of September 30, 2021:
Added are:
- the provisional figures of the benefits (related to) income support of July 2021;
- the provisional figures of unemployment benefits not seasonally adjusted and benefits IOW of July 2021;
- the provisional figures benefits AOW and Anw of August 2021.

Revised are:
- the figures of the benefits (related to) income support of April 2021.

The figures mentioned below have become definitive:
- the figures of unemployment benefits not seasonally adjusted and benefits IOW of May 2021;
- the figures benefits AOW and Anw of June 2021.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in October 2021.

Description topics

Disablement benefits
The number of disablement benefits under the Disablement Insurance Act (WAO), the Disablement Assistence (Young Persons) Act (Wajong), the Disablement Insurance Act for Self Employed (WAZ) and the Work and Income (Capacity for Work) Act (WIA) not terminated at the end of the period under review (current benefits).
Total number of disablement benefits
The total number of disablement benefits (WAO, WAZ, Wajong, WIA), not terminated at the end of the period under review (current benefits).
Benefits WIA
The number of disablement benefits under the Work and Income (Capacity for Work) Act (WIA), not terminated at the end of the period under review (current benefits).

The WIA has replaced the Disablement Insurance Act (WAO) as from December 29, 2005.
Only persons who became disabled for 35% or more after January 1st, 2004 can apply for the WIA.
Basic principle of the act is to stimulate disabled persons to work to their capacity.
The act consits of two regulations:
- the Fully Disabled Persons Benefit Regulation (IVA);
- the Resumption of Work (Partially Disabled Persons) Regulation (WGA).
Total benefits WIA
The total number of disablement benefits under the Work and Income (Capacity for Work) Act (WIA), regulations IVA and WGA.
Unemployment benefits
Benefits under the Unemployment Insurance Act (WW) and the Income Protection Plan for the Older Unemployed (IOW).

The WW is a compulsory insurance for employees against the financial consequences of unemployment.
The IOW entitles older unemployed or older partially disabled employees to a benefit following the expiration of a benefit under the Unemployment Insurance Act (WW) or a benefit under the Resumption of Work (Partially Disabled Persons) Regulation (WGA).

The WGA is a regulation under the Work and Income (Capacity for Work) Act (WIA)

The numbers include benefits for persons whose sex and place of residence is unknown and benefits for persons living abroad.
Benefits WW, not seasonally adjusted
The number of unemployment benefits under the Unemployment Insurance Act (WW) not seasonally adjusted.
Benefits WW, seasonally adjusted
The number of unemployment benefits under the Unemployment Insurance Act (WW) seasonally adjusted.

During the year under review the figures are provisional.
Benefits IOW
The number of benefits under the Income Protection Plan for the Older Unemployed (IOW), not terminated at the end of the period under review.

The IOW entitles older unemployed or older partially disabled employees to a benefit following the expiration of a benefit under the Unemployment Insurance Act (WW) or a benefit under the Resumption of Work (Partially Disabled Persons) Regulation (WGA).
The act is temporary, has come into force as of December1st, 2009 and will expire as of January 1st, 2027.

The WGA is a regulation under the Work and Income (Capacity for Work) Act (WIA).

The benefit will be terminated when a person reaches the AOW-age.
Benefits (related to) income support
Benefits under the Income Support Act (AWB), the Act on Labour and Income Support (WWB, Participation Act, the Act on Income Provisions for Older and Partially Disabled Employees (IOAW) and the Act on Income Provisions for Older and Partially Disabled Former Self-employed (IOAZ).
The benefits under the IOAW an IOAZ are benefits related to income support benefits.
Benefits income support
The number of benefits (at the end of the month under review) under the Income Support Act (AWB), the Act on Labour and Income Support (WWB) and Participation Act.

The Income Support Act (ABW) was replaced by the Act on Labour and Income Support (WWB) as of January 1st, 2004.
As of January 1st, 2015 the WWB has merged witrh the Participation Act.

From October 1st, 2004 until January 1st, 2012 the number of benefits under the WWB included the number of benefits under the Investment in Young People Act (WIJ).
The Investment in Young People Act (WIJ) came into force as of October 1st, 2009 and was rescinded January 1st, 2012.
Total benefits income support
The total number of benefits under the Income Support Act (AWB), the Act on Labour and Income Support (WWB) and the Participation Act.
Benefits income support up to AOW-age
The number of benefits under the Income Support Act (AWB), the Act on Labour and Income Support (WWB) and the Participation Act for persons who have not yet reached the AOW-age.

The AOW (Old Age Pensions Act) is a national insurance and entitles all residents at an advanced age (the AOW-age) to a (state)pension.
Until January 1st, 2013 that AOW-age was 65 years, but has been steadily increasing ever since.
As from 2013 up until 2016 the AOW-age increased with 1 month every year (in 2015 the AOW-age was 65 years and 3 months).
The AOW-age will increase with 3 months every year as from 2016 up until 2019 and with four months as from 2019 up until 2022 (the AOW-age will be 66 year in 2018 and 67 year in 2021).
As from 2022 increase of the AOW-age will depend on the life expectancy and the government already decided the AOW-age to be 67 year and 3 months in 2022.


Benefits income support from AOW-age
The number of benefits under the Income Support Act (AWB), the Act on Labour and Income Support (WWB) and the Participation Act for persons who have reached the AOW-age.

The AOW (Old Age Pensions Act) is a national insurance and entitles all residents at an advanced age (the AOW-age) to a (state)pension.
Until January 1st, 2013 that AOW-age was 65 years, but has been steadily increasing ever since.
As from 2013 up until 2016 the AOW-age increased with 1 month every year (in 2015 the AOW-age was 65 years and 3 months).
The AOW-age will increase with 3 months every year as from 2016 up until 2019 and with four months as from 2019 up until 2022 (the AOW-age will be 66 year in 2018 and 67 year in 2021).
As from 2022 increase of the AOW-age will depend on the life expectancy and the government already decided the AOW-age to be 67 year and 3 months in 2022.
Benefits IOAW
The number of benefits under the Act on Income Provisions for Older and Partially Disabled Employees (IOAW).

The IOAW entitles older unemployed persons the right to an income provision at social minimum level following the expiration of a benefit under the Unemployment Insurance Act (WW) or a benefit under the Resumption of Work (Partially Disabled Persons) Regulation (WGA).
Only persons born before January 1st, 1965 can apply for the IOAW.
The benefit will be terminated when a person reaches the AOW-age.

The WGA is a regulation under the Work and Income (Capacity for Work) Act (WIA)
Benefits IOAZ
The number of benefits under the Act on Income Provisions for Older and Partially Disabled Former Self-employed (IOAZ).

The IOAZ provides an income at social minimum level for self-employed persons aged 55 or older, who are forced to give up their independent profession or company because of insufficient revenues.
The benefit will be terminated when a person reaches the AOW-age.
Benefits National Insurance
Benefits under the Old Age Pension Act (AOW), the General Surviving Relatives Act (Anw) and the General Family Allowances Act (AKW)
Benefits AOW
The number of benefits under the Old Age Pension Act (AOW) not terminated at the end of the period under review (current benefits).

The AOW (Old Age Pensions Act) is a national insurance and entitles all residents at an advanced age (the AOW-age) to a (state)pension.
Until January 1st, 2013 the AOW-age was 65 years, but has been steadily increasing ever since.
As from 2013 up until 2016 the AOW-age increased with 1 month every year (in 2015 the AOW-age was 65 years and 3 months).
The AOW-age will increase with 3 months every year as from 2016 up until 2019 and with four months as from 2019 up until 2022 (the AOW-age will be 66 year in 2018 and 67 year in 2021).
As from 2022 increase of the AOW-age will depend on the life expectancy and the government already decided the AOW-age to be 67 year and 3 months in 2022.
Benefits Anw
The number of benefits under the General Surviving Relatives Act (Anw) not terminated at the end of the period under review (current benefits).

The ANW is a national insurance and regulates the entitlement to a benefit for surviving spouses or registerd partners and children who lost one or both parents.
Entitlement to an ANW-benefit only exists if the deceased person was insured for the ANW on the date of death.
Because of a law amendment as of July 1st, 2013 the entitlement to a benefit for children who lost one parent has been rescinded. Since then the surviving parent or partner with a child under the age of 18 is entitled to a higher benefit.
For children who lost one parent and already receive a benefit, the change was effectuated as of October 1st, 2013.


Persons entitled to AKW
The number of persons entitled to AKW under the General Family Allowances Act (AKW) not terminated at the end of the period under review (current benefits).

The AKW is a national insurance and provides financial support for insured persons who nurture children younger than 18 years.

Only quarterly figures are published. The annual average is calculated on the quarterly figures.