Social security; key figures, number of benefits

Social security; key figures, number of benefits

Periods Benefits (related to) income support Benefits IOAW (x 1000) Benefits (related to) income support Benefits IOAZ (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)
2020 September* 20.5 1.7 411.2 361.6 49.6
2020 October* 20.4 1.7 411.8 362.1 49.7
2020 November* 20.2 1.7 413.0 362.8 50.2
2020 December* 20.0 1.7 415.3 365.0 50.3
2021 January* 19.9 1.7 416.3 366.0 50.3
2021 February* 19.8 1.6 417.5 367.0 50.4
2021 March* 19.6 1.6 417.4 366.9 50.6
2021 April* 19.4 1.6 416.4 365.8 50.6
2021 May* 19.2 1.6 419.0 369.0 51.0
2021 June* 18.8 1.6 418.0 367.0 51.0
2021 July* 18.4 1.6 416.0 365.0 51.0
2021 August* . . . . .
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

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.