Living Under the Dutch Umbrella

The Dutch Social Security System

If you legally reside and/or work in the Netherlands then, in principle, you are subject to the Dutch social security system, unless you are exempt under EC Regulation 883/2004 or a bilateral social security treaty (both of which you will read about further on). The same goes for your partner and/or other members of your family.

There are two kinds of compulsory social insurance schemes in the Netherlands; one that is applicable to the population in general (called national insurance schemes) and one that is applicable to employees only (called employee insurance schemes).

In this article, the author goes into the various social security benefits in the Netherlands and which rules apply to expat who wish to continue the social security coverage of their country of origin.

Stephanie Dijkstra
2018 Autumn

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