Receiving benefits if your employer is in financial difficulty
If your employer is in financial difficulty and is no longer able to pay your wages, you could be eligible for a benefit from the UWV. This is called a company insolvency benefit. The UWV will then pay you what your employer owes you, for example your wages and/or expense allowance.
Last updated on 17 May 2021
When can I receive company insolvency benefit?
There are several situations in which you may be eligible for company insolvency benefit, for example if the court declares your employer bankrupt and appoints someone to take over financial management (a trustee). Please consult the UWV website to find out about the situations in which you are eligible for company insolvency benefit (in Dutch).
Applying for company insolvency benefit
Please contact the UWV to apply for company insolvency benefit (in Dutch).