As of 1 March 2022, everyone with a connection to the Dutch labour market can make use of the STAP-budget. The STAP-budget consists of a maximum amount of EUR 1,000 per year and can be used for educational activities. The STAP-budget can be used to improve the applicant’s position In the labour market. Eligibility for the STAP-budget is subject to certain conditions:
- The applicant is at least 18 years old;
- The applicant does not receive AOW;
- The applicant or his/her partner is of Dutch nationality or another nationality from a country within the EU;
- The applicant has public insurance.
For more information about the STAP-budget, click here to be re-directed to the UWV website (in Dutch only).