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Apply online: temporary income bridging measure for independent businesses

Published: 23 March 2020Modified: 31 March 2020

As a result of the measures taken by the Dutch government to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many independent businesses, including self-employed persons, are losing revenue. The government is supporting them so that they will be able to continue their business afterwards. The Dutch government has introduced a temporary scheme for 3 months. Businesses can apply for additional income support for living costs. The payment will supplement income up to the minimum income.

The extra temporary support was created for self-employed businesses which find themselves in a crunch because of the corona crisis. The government is making a moral appeal to businesses to seek support only for this situation. This is to prevent public funds from being used for an unintended purpose and the scheme from coming under undue pressure.


Are you an independent business owner and do you live in The Hague. Then you can apply online for the additional income support for living costs (in Dutch).

More information

More information about the scheme can be found on the website of the Dutch government (in Dutch).

Also see: Coronavirus: information for businesses