National insurance schemes and social security benefits
National insurance is compulsory for all persons living in the Netherlands. All persons working here and therefore paying income tax are also insured. Persons working in salaried employment have compulsory insurance under the employee insurance schemes.
Anyone without compulsory insurance can take out optional insurance subject to certain conditions for particular risks.
Apart from national insurance schemes there are also social security benefits that supplement an inadequate (family) income up to the level of the social minimum for particular living conditions.
A few of our social security benefits are: