Government support for entrepreneurs

Employee Insurance Agency

The Employee Insurance Agency (Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemersverzekeringen, UWV), is a non-departmental public body that implements employee insurance policies, and provides labour market and data services on behalf of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.

Employee insurance in the Netherlands is subject to numerous laws, for example:

  • Unemployment Insurance Act (Werkloosheidswet, WW)
  • Work and Income (Capacity for Work) Act (Wet werk en inkomen naar arbeidsvermogen, WIA)
  • Full Invalidity Benefit Regulations (Regeling inkomensvoorziening volledig arbeidsongeschikten, IVA)
  • Return to Work (Partially Disabled Persons) Regulations (Werkhervattingsregeling gedeeltelijk arbeidsgeschikten, WGA)
  • Invalidity Insurance (Young Disabled Persons) Act (Wet arbeidsongeschiktheidsvoorziening jonggehandicapten, Wajong)
  • Invalidity Insurance Act (Wet op de arbeidsongeschiktheidsverzekering, WAO)
  • Invalidity Insurance (Self-Employed Persons) Act (Wet arbeidsongeschiktheidsverzekering zelfstandigen, WAZ)
  • Work and Care Act (Wet arbeid en zorg, WAZO)
  • Sickness Benefits Act (Ziektewet, ZW)