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Young disabled people in the Netherlands may receive a benefit under the Dutch Invalidity Insurance (Young Disabled Persons) Act (Wajong Act). If you employ workers who receive this benefit, in some cases you may pay them less than the minimum wage. You are eligible for this temporary wage exemption if the employee’s occupational disability causes him to perform below the level of your other employees. You may use this wage exemption facility between 6 months and 5 years.
When do you qualify?
A working conditions expert verifies claims of clearly reduced working performance.
How to apply?
Applications can be submitted at any time during the year to the Employee Insurance Agency (Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemersverzekeringen, UWV).