Wage supplementation

Do you receive a benefit under the Enhanced Unemployment Scheme and is this benefit no longer paid because you have accepted a new job which pays a wage that is lower than the basis (not subject to a maximum) for calculating your benefit under the Enhanced Unemployment Scheme (the daily wage for the purpose of the Unemployment Act, without applying the statutory maximum daily wage)? If so, you are probably entitled to wage supplementation. This is a supplement to the wage of your new job.

The wage supplementation scheme under the BWNU also applies if you are not entitled to a benefit under the Enhanced Unemployment Scheme because you found another job immediately following your job with the UT, but would have been entitled to this benefit if you had not accepted this job.

The wage supplementation amounts to 100% of the difference between the wage of your new job and the basis (not subject to a maximum) for calculating the benefit under the Enhanced Unemployment Scheme to which you would be entitled if you had not accepted the new job.

The wage supplementation period lasts until the end of the period in which you would be entitled to a subsequent benefit under the Enhanced Unemployment Scheme. If you are 55 years of age or older on the first day of unemployment and your term of service is at least 12 years, the wage supplementation period may be extended until you reach state pension age.

If you believe you qualify for wage supplementation, you can apply for this at Raet BPO Uitkeringsadministraties, tel. 0252 242 704, within 3 months after you have accepted your new job.