Does your company suffer damages as a result of a disaster? You may be eligible for support under the Reimbursement for damages due to disasters Act (Wet tegemoetkoming schade bij rampen, Wts, in Dutch). However, this reimbursement is only available if the national government declares the Wts applicable to the disaster.
When do you qualify?
The Wts is meant for both citizens and entrepreneurs, as well as foundations and associations. The following conditions apply:
- you can only apply for reimbursement for material damages that cannot be insured, that are not preventable, or damages that are not recoverable. The government appoints an executive body to implement the measure;
- first the extent of the damage must be determined (appraisal). If your request is granted, the designated executive agency will pay out the reimbursement. Please note that a reimbursement does not mean damages will be fully compensated.
How to apply?
This scheme is closed. You can only apply for a reimbursement for damages due to disasters Act if the Dutch government declares the Wts applicable to the disaster.