Refugees and social security: the personal scope of the National Old Age Pensions Act (AOW) in the Netherlands

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Abstract

The contribution to this report considers access to social insurances and
benefits. Refugees are entitled to social insurances and benefits, provided that they are qualified as resident of the Netherlands. For instance, the refugee needs to qualify as a resident and an insured person to be entitled to build up AOW-benefits (the Dutch basic state old-age pension).
Therefore, the AOW (Algemene Ouderdomswet) will be examined, in particular
the personal scope, to explore the AOW entitlement of refugees in the
Netherlands. In particular, the role of the resident permit in being subject to such entitlements will be touched upon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeyond the refugee crisis
Subtitle of host publicationA reflection from different perspectives on the Dutch case
EditorsITEM
Place of PublicationMaastricht
PublisherITEM
Pages27-33
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

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Kramer, S., & Didden, B. (2017). Refugees and social security: the personal scope of the National Old Age Pensions Act (AOW) in the Netherlands. In ITEM. (Ed.), Beyond the refugee crisis: A reflection from different perspectives on the Dutch case (pp. 27-33). ITEM.