As a Ukrainian refugee in the Netherlands you are entitled to a living allowance. Laborijn provides the allowance for the municipalities of Doetinchem and Aalten. Do you, as a Ukrainian refugee, live in the municipality of Doetinchem or Aalten? Then you can apply for a living allowance at Laborijn.

The living allowance consists of an allowance for food, clothing and other personal expenses. This allowance is €260 per person monthly (€205 for food and €55 for clothing and other personal expenses).

Do you live in an organized reception location? Then € 80 per month per person will be deducted for receiving catering (in April you will not receive an allowance for food due to full catering).

Do you live at a private reception location? Then you will also receive an allowance for housing. This allowance is €215 per adult and €55 for a minor.

If you are in an organized reception centre, you are not entitled for the housing allowance.

Please note: you are not entitled to an allowance if you have income from work.


Apply for an allowance

To make an application, fill in a short application form.

Click here to go to the application form in Dutch

Click here to go to the application form in Ukrainian

You may e-mail the completed form to leefgeldoekraine@laborijn.nl or send it by post to:

Laborijn
Postbus 236
7000 AE Doetinchem


The application will be processed as soon as Laborijn has received a completed application form including a copy of the proof of identity.

 

BRP registration and opening a bank account

To receive the allowance it is necessary to register in the Basic Registration of Persons (BRP). You also need a bank account.
 

Registration BRP

If you are staying in the Netherlands as a Ukrainian refugee, you must register in the Personal Records Database (BRP). You will then receive a citizen service number (BSN). Check the website of the municipality of Doetinchem (if you are staying in the municipality of Doetinchem) or the website of the municipality of Aalten (if you are staying in the municipality of Aalten) for more information.
 

Bank account

In order to receive the allowance you need your own bank account. You can open a bank account at any bank in the Netherlands. On the website www.refugeehelp.nl under the heading financial matters you can read more about opening an account or exchanging cash. More information can also be found at www.betaalvereniging.nl/oekraine/. To open a bank account you need a citizen service number (BSN).

As long as you are not yet in possession of a bank account, you will receive the living money in cash or on a prepaid money card.

Notify us of changes as soon as possible

Is your situation changing? Please notify us as soon as possible. This may affect your entitlement to the living allowance.

Consider the following changes:

  • you have opened a bank account. Please provide us with your bank account number. The living allowance will then be paid monthly to your bank account
  • you are staying at a different place than you have communicated to us
  • you have a paid job
  • your family composition changes

Notify us of the change within 5 days after the change occurs, but at the latest at the end of the month in which the change took place. You can use the change form for this.

Click here to open the change form in Dutch

Click here to open the change form in Ukrainian

Please contact us if you are not sure whether you should notify us of a change.

Click here for our contact details

Questions and answers

On the 'Questions and answers'-page we provide answers to questions you may have.

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