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Increase social security recipients after 4 years of decline
At the end of March this year, 263 thousand persons were living on social security, an increase by 4 thousand relative to the end of 2008.
Third of Polish workers still here after 5 years
In 2011, 63 thousand Poles migrated to the Netherlands to work here, 5 years 20 thousand had remained.
400 thousand people on social security
According to the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands, 400 thousand people who had not yet reached old age pension (AOW) entitlement age were living on social security by the end of...
Social security debt amounts to 1.3 billion euro
Although the total social security debt has risen over the period 2002-2009, the number of debts has dropped by more than 100 thousand. The number of debts involving an amount of 2,500 euro or more...
No further decline number of social security benefits
Last year, the number of social security benefits paid to under-65s was reduced by 15 thousand.
Revision press release on income support benefits
Figures on the number of income support benefits on 8 July 2005 were incorrect. The number of income support benefits did not rise substantially in the first quarter of 2005 but remained more or less...
Fewer people on income support
335 thousand people in the Netherlands were claiming income support at the end of September 2004. This is 3 thousand fewer than at the end of the previous quarter. The number started to fall in the...
Increase social security benefits 22 thousand in 2009
The amount of social security benefits to persons younger than 65 rose by 22 thousand in 2009.
Substantial growth social security recipients
At the end of December last year, 413 thousand persons received social security benefits, i.e. 10 thousand more than in the third quarter. Over the entire year 2013, the number of social security...
Again fewer welfare benefits
The number of welfare benefits fell again in the first quarter of 2006. On 31 March 2006 there were 326 thousand people on welfare benefits, well over 2 thousand less than in the previous quarter.
Crisis hits non-western foreigners harder than native Dutch
The annual report on integration published today shows that the economic crisis is having serious effects on people in the Netherlands with a non-western foreign background. The report (English...
Number of social security benefits 20 thousand down in less than 1 year
In the second quarter of 2008, the number of social security benefits paid to under-65s was reduced by 2.6 thousand to 268 thousand.
Decrease in welfare benefits tapering off
The number of welfare benefits paid to people under 65 fell to 271 thousand in the first quarter of 2008.
Sustained reduction social security benefits
In the third quarter of 2007, the number of under-65s receiving income support continued to fall.
Income support claimants in smaller towns more likely to find work
Lead: Just over 9 percent of people claiming income support in the Netherlands at the end of 2010 found a job in 2011. This percentage was highest in smaller municipalities.
Sharp growth social assistance benefits granted to over-65s
At the end of June this year, 40 thousand social assistance benefits went to over-65 households, i.e. twice as many as a decade ago. The reason for the increase is that more and more over-65...
Number of social security benefits up by 26 thousand in 2010
The latest figures published show that the number of social security benefits granted to people under the age of 65 has risen by 26 thousand over 2010. The number of social security benefits paid out...
Fewer long-term income support claimants in problem districts
The number of people in deprived dsitricts in the Netherlands claiming income support benefit for at least three years fell by relatively more in 2007 than average for the whole country.
Further increase social security benefits
The number of social security benefits paid to under-65s has increased for the second consecutive quarter.