Registering in the target group register for people with an occupational disability

If you fell ill or became disabled before you turned 18 or during your studies and you are now working with special equipment or support, you can apply for an ‘Assessment for working with special equipment or support’. The special equipment or support might be, for instance, using the help of a sign language interpreter or receiving an allowance for getting about. The UWV will then assess if you can be included in the target group register.

Last updated on 3 January 2022

Target group register

The target group register includes people with an occupational disability who often find it difficult to find a job. These are people with physical, psychological or mental disabilities. The government and employers have agreed that they will create extra jobs for people with an illness or disability. This is referred to as the Sheltered Employment Agreement (banenafspraak) (in Dutch). These extra jobs are for people who are registered in the target group register (in Dutch).

Registration in the target group register

If you want to be included in the target group register, you can apply for an Assessment for working with special equipment or support (in Dutch). The UWV will then determine whether you need this equipment or support in order to earn the minimum wage. If this is the case, you will be included in the target group register.

Applying for an assessment for working with special equipment or support

Please contact the UWV to apply for an Assessment for working with special equipment or support (in Dutch), using the application form ‘Assessment for working with special equipment or support’.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Law on the financing of social security, Articles 38b and 38d

Decree on the Law on the financing of social security 2.24

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