Legal advisors: help and advice for legal problems

Do you have legal issues or problems (for example, about taxes, extra allowances or benefits)? You can get legal assistance during a consultation with the municipality's legal advisors (sociaal raadslieden). Make an appointment for this.

A consultation with one of the municipality’s legal advisors is free and confidential.

What do the legal advisors do?

  • help you with legislation and regulations
  • help you write letters and objections
  • give you information or advice on social-legal subjects related to housing, work, education and income
  • mediate with problems with official (government) entities
  • recommend organisations which are better able to solve your issue.

What can a legal advisor not help you with?

Make an appointment

The legal advisors have an information desk at Gezondheidscentrum de Rubenshoek and at most of the city district offices (with the exception of Haagse Hout and Leidschenveen-Ypenburg).

Make an appointment through a SZW Service point or SZW customer service.

What do you need to bring?

What you need to bring to your appointment depends on your question or problem. In any case, bring:

  • current details about your income such as a current benefit statement or salary slip
  • any documents that are related to your question or problem
  • your DigiD. A DigiD is needed to arrange many of your affairs (government and other institutions) online. If you do not have a DigiD, request one on

    Who is this for?

    Every resident of the Municipality of The Hague may request the help or advice of the legal advisors.



    How long does it take?

    A consultation lasts a half an hour. If necessary, a follow-up appointment will be made.

    More information

    Look for more information (in Dutch) under Reimbursement of legal aid.