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 WAO (x 1000) Disablement benefits Benefits Wajong (x 1000) Disablement benefits Benefits WAZ (x 1000) Disablement benefits Benefits WIA Total benefits WIA (x 1000) Disablement benefits Benefits WIA Benefits IVA (x 1000) Disablement benefits Benefits WIA Benefits WGA (x 1000) Benefits National Insurance Benefits AOW (x 1000) Benefits National Insurance Benefits Anw (x 1000)
2020 January* 817.8 234.5 243.9 9.6 329.7 128.6 201.1 3,457.9 28.1
2020 February* 817.5 232.7 243.8 9.5 331.5 129.5 202.0 3,460.9 28.0
2020 March* 817.6 231.0 243.6 9.4 333.5 130.5 203.1 3,465.4 27.8
2020 April* 817.3 229.3 243.4 9.3 335.3 131.4 204.0 3,465.5 27.7
2020 May* 816.6 227.4 243.3 9.2 336.8 132.0 204.8 3,470.3 27.4
2020 June* 816.6 225.6 243.3 9.1 338.7 132.7 206.0 3,475.5 27.3
2020 July* 816.0 223.8 243.3 9.0 340.0 133.5 206.4 3,484.4 27.2
2020 August* 815.6 222.0 243.3 8.9 341.5 134.2 207.3 3,491.8 26.9
2020 September* 815.5 219.9 243.4 8.8 343.5 134.9 208.6 3,499.1 26.7
2020 October* 815.7 218.0 243.3 8.7 345.7 135.8 209.9 3,505.1 26.5
2020 November* 815.7 216.2 243.2 8.5 347.8 136.7 211.2 3,510.0 26.1
2020 December* 815.6 214.6 243.1 8.4 349.5 137.1 212.4 3,514.7 25.6
2020* 816.6 225.5 243.5 9.1 338.6 132.7 205.9 3,480.8 27.2
2021 January* . . . . . . . 3,517.2 25.9
2021 February* . . . . . . . 3,518.5 25.8
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 March 31, 2021:
Added are:
- the provisional figures of the benefits (related to) income support of January 2021;
- the provisional figures of unemployment benefits not seasonally adjusted and benefits IOW of January 2021;
- the provisional figures benefits AOW and Anw of February 2021.

Revised are:
- the figures of the benefits (related to) income support of October 2020.

The figures mentioned below have become definitive:
- the figures of unemployment benefits not seasonally adjusted and benefits IOW of November 2020;
- the figures benefits AOW and Anw of December and the year 2020

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in April 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 WAO
The number of disablement benefits under the Disablement Insurance Act (WAO), not terminated at the end of the period under review (current benefits).

Employees who became disabled before January 1st, 2004 are entitled to a benefit under the Disablement Insurance Act (WAO), as long as they are at least 15% incapacitated.
The WAO is replaced by the Work and Income (Capacity for Work) Act (WIA) as from December 29, 2005
For employees who already have a WAO benefit and people who become incapacitated again for the same reason within 5 years after termination of the WAO benefit, the WAO remains in effect.

The benefit will be terminated when a person reaches the AOW-age.

Benefits Wajong
The number of disablement benefits, not terminated at the end of the period under review, for persons disabled at an early age and without work experience (Wajong benefits).

Until Januari 1st, 2010, persons already disabled before the age of 18 or becoming disabled before the age of 27 while attending school and without work experience were entitled to a benefit under the Disablement Provision Act for Disabled from an Early Age ("old" Wajong)
Basic principle of the "old" Wajong act was the entitlement to a benefit for the disabled young persons mentioned above.
The Disablement Provision Act for Disabled from an Early Age was modified and renamed the Disablement Assistence (Young Persons) Act ("new" Wajong) as from January 1st, 2010.
Basic principle became the entitlement to assistence in finding and keeping suitable work and - if necessary - income support.
As of January 1st, 2015, the "new" Wajong was also modified ("Wajong2015"). From that moment on only young disabled persons who are permanently incapacitated for work can apply for a benefit.
Young disabled persons with capacity for work have to apply to the local authorities for support.

The "old" Wajong and "new" Wajong remain in effect for young disabled persons who have applied for or granted a benefit before Januari 1st, 2010 and January 1st, 2015 respectively.

The Wajong benefit will be terminated when a person reaches the AOW-age.


Benefits WAZ
The number of disablement benefits under the Disablement Insurance Act for Self Employed (WAZ), not terminated at the end of the period under review (current benefits).

The WAZ is a legally bound insurance against financial consequences of (long-term) disability for self-employed persons, chief executive officers, managing directors, major shareholders and collaborating spouses.
As of August 1st, 2004 the persons mentioned above can no longer apply for the WAZ and have to insure themselves privately for (long-term) disability.
The WAZ will remain in effect for those persons who already receive a benefit under the WAZ.

The benefit will be terminated when a person reaches the AOW-age.

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.
Benefits IVA
The number of disablement benefits under the Fully Disabled Persons Benefit Regulation (IVA), not terminated at the end of the period under review.

The IVA regulates a wage replacement benefit for employees who are totally and permanently disabled.
The IVA 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 WGA
The number of disablement benefits under the Resumption of Work (Partially Disabled Persons) Regulation (WGA), not terminated at the end of the period under review.

The WGA regulates a financial supplement to earned income or a benefit if a partial disabled person has no work or not enough work to earn a minimum income.
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 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.