Below you can find our answers to frequently asked questions. We appreciate that every case is different and that the specific circumstances of your situation will play a large role in determining the correct legal advice given. Do not hesitate to ring us on 020 – 6731311, we will be glad to give you personal support.
If you have a long-term illness you may be eligible for illness benefit. In order to qualify for this benefit you must meet a number of conditions:
- You are not entitled when you are receiving remunerations from a previous employer.
- A doctor from the UWV determined that you are ill and incapable of performing work activities.
- You must have notified UWV of your illness on the second day of sick leave at the latest.
- You have to abide by all regulations, such as giving relevant information to the
- UWV, not hindering your own recovery and it is obligatory to attend all UWV doctor appointments.
- You cannot compromise your claim. By this we mean that if you are entitled to the payment of remunerations from your employer but you willingly give up this entitlement, for example by signing a settlement.
- You cannot move to a foreign country or be imprisoned.
It doesn’t necessarily follow that if you do not meet the above conditions, you won’t be entitled to a benefit. This will be assessed by UWV. We can give no guarantees. To apply for a benefit and to find additional information you can go to the website of the UWV.