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) 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 National Insurance Benefits AOW (x 1000) Benefits National Insurance Benefits Anw (x 1000) Benefits National Insurance Persons entitled to AKW (x 1000)
2010 829.7 96.3 267.0 334.2 297.1 37.2 2,850.5 102.5 1,938.3
2011 827.9 124.2 259.6 355.0 315.5 39.5 2,947.1 93.0 1,939.3
2012 819.6 150.2 300.3 361.6 321.8 39.8 3,076.2 81.2 1,936.4
2013 818.1 174.4 389.6 386.5 347.3 39.3 3,168.8 68.5 1,930.1
2014 820.1 198.2 437.9 411.3 371.0 40.3 3,255.6 47.8 1,922.2
2015 816.1 219.9 429.8 423.0 382.4 40.5 3,326.4 39.1 1,917.7
2016 811.1 242.5 441.1 436.5 395.0 41.6 3,362.8 36.0 1,910.8
2017 810.2 266.0 378.1 441.6 398.0 43.6 3,386.4 33.6 1,903.8
2018 813.6 291.3 296.5 425.0 379.4 45.6 3,409.8 31.2 1,900.9
2019 818.6 316.3 248.3 407.5 360.5 46.9 3,422.8 29.5 1,892.8
2020 816.6 338.6 275.5 410.3 361.2 49.1 3,480.8 27.2 1,884.6
2021 816.6 361.2 240.2 409.5 358.6 50.9 3,543.0 25.0 1,875.2
2022 January 821.4 376.5 193.0 397.7 346.1 51.6 3,563.3 24.1
2022 February 824.8 380.0 187.6 396.7 345.3 51.4 3,550.5 24.2
2022 March 829.0 384.3 184.1 396.0 344.7 51.3 3,538.4 24.2 1,872.0
2022 April 828.5 385.4 174.8 395.0 343.7 51.4 3,542.5 24.2
2022 May 827.9 386.4 164.8 393.7 342.2 51.5 3,546.4 24.1
2022 June 828.1 388.0 160.7 392.4 340.9 51.5 3,551.0 24.0 1,870.1
2022 July 827.7 389.1 156.6 391.0 339.7 51.3 3,556.2 24.0
2022 August 827.3 390.5 151.7 389.3 337.9 51.4 3,562.2 23.8
2022 September 827.4 392.2 152.0 387.8 336.2 51.6 3,568.3 23.7 1,868.1
2022 October 827.8 394.2 149.5 387.2 335.4 51.8 3,575.9 23.4
2022 November 828.1 396.1 144.9 387.6 335.6 52.0 3,581.8 23.1
2022 December 827.9 397.4 149.2 388.1 336.0 52.1 3,588.2 22.6 1,869.8
2022 826.7 387.3 165.8 392.3 340.7 51.6 3,560.0 23.8 1,870.1
2023 January 831.3 401.0 154.4 388.8 336.8 52.0 3,572.1 24.0
2023 February 834.4 404.1 153.9 389.6 337.7 51.9 3,558.5 24.0
2023 March 837.9 407.6 158.2 390.6 338.8 51.8 3,545.9 24.0 1,872.7
2023 April 837.6 409.0 156.3 390.6 338.8 51.9 3,548.7 23.8
2023 May 837.8 410.7 150.9 390.6 338.3 52.3 3,557.1 23.5
2023 June 838.2 412.4 152.6 390.6 338.2 52.4 3,562.9 23.4 1,873.7
2023 July 838.0 413.6 152.0 390.8 338.3 52.5 3,569.7 23.3
2023 August 838.0 414.9 156.4 390.1 337.5 52.5 3,576.4 23.1
2023 September 838.5 416.7 155.1 389.5 336.9 52.6 3,582.5 23.0 1,873.2
2023 October 839.6 419.1 155.8 390.2 337.4 52.8 3,587.2 22.9
2023 November 840.5 421.3 160.2 391.2 338.2 53.0 3,593.4 22.6
2023 December 840.7 422.8 160.8 392.2 339.2 53.0 3,598.3 22.2 1,872.9
2023 837.0 411.6 155.1 390.2 337.9 52.3 3,570.6 23.3 1,872.7
2024 January* 844.8 427.1 167.1 392.0 340.0 52.5 3,577.3 22.9
2024 February* 849.3 431.6 173.7 393.0 341.0 52.5 3,563.1 23.0
2024 March* 850.3 434.2 174.5 394.0 341.0 52.5 3,569.1 22.8
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Dataset is not available.


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 for the three most recent months are provisional, while the figures for the preceding months are definitive.
The figures concerning income support of the three most recent months are based on an estimation and therefore provisional. After three month these figures will be replaced by definitive figures.
The monthly and quarterly figures represent the situation at the end of a period; the annual figures are averages.

Changes as of 31th May 2024:

Added are:
- The provisional figures from March 2024

The figures mentioned below have become definitive:
- The figures from December 2023
- The annual figures from 2023

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in June 2024.

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 (related to) income support
Benefits under the Income Support Act (Abw, until 2003), the Act on Labour and Income Support (WWB, from 2004), Participation Act (from 2015), 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.
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Total benefits income support
The total number of benefits under the Income Support Act (Abw), 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 (Abw), 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.

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.

The number of benefits under the Income Support Act (Abw), the Act on Labour and Income Support (WWB) and the Participation Act for persons who have reached the AOW-age, which was until 2013 65 year.
2013: 65 year and 1 month
2014: 65 year and 2 months
2015: 65 year and 3 months
2016: 65 year and 6 months
2017: 65 year and 9 months
2018: 66 year
2019-2021: 66 year and 4 months
2022: 66 year and 7 months
2023: 66 year and 10 months
2024 - 2027: 67 year
2028 – 2029: 67 year and 3 months.

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.
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.
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.