Apply for the Ooievaarspas (reduction card)

The Ooievaarspas is a free pass for people with a low income. You can use the Ooievaarspas to do fun things either for free or with a discount. For example, you can do sports, go to a concert or take a class. The pass is for the entire family.

  • You live in The Hague, Leidschendam-Voorburg or Rijswijk.
  • Your income is not higher than 130% of the Begin link: benefit norm, end link.  (bijstandsnorm), if you live in Leidschendam-Voorburg.
  • Your income is not higher than 130% of the Begin link: benefit norm, end link.  (bijstandsnorm), if you live in Rijswijk.
  • Your income is not higher than 150% of the Begin link: benefit norm, end link.  (bijstandsnorm), if you live in The Hague.
  • Your capital (for example, money in your bank or savings account) falls below the income and assets limit (vermogensgrens).
  • Are you a business owner? Your business assets will not be taken into account when your application for an Ooievaarspas is assessed.
  • Are you studying at a university of applied sciences (HBO) or university (WO)? Then you are not eligible for a student loan or supplementary grant from the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO).

  • Your bank statements from the previous month. For example, if you are applying for the pass in April, then you need to send in the bank statements from March.
  • A copy of the proof of identity for your partner if you have a partner.

You live in Leidschendam-Voorburg

For more information go to the Begin external link: website of the municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg(External link), end external link.. Or the Begin external link: website of the municipality of Rijswijk(External link), end external link..

You live in The Hague

Do you receive welfare benefits?

Then you will automatically receive a letter which states how you (and your family) can get the Ooievaarspas. Have you lost this letter? Call SZW customer service on tel. (070) 353 75 00. You can also visit the Begin link: Advice and Information desk, end link. .

You do not receive welfare benefits

If you meet the conditions, you can apply for an Ooievaarspas.

Ooievaarspas lost or damaged

Have you lost your Ooievaarspas or was it damaged? Apply for a replacement pass. Your old pass will then be blocked.

Apply for your children

You can apply for an Ooievaarspas for all of your (acknowledged) children under the age of 18 years. Even if they do not live with you. Fill in your children’s information on the application form. Children aged 18 years or older have to fill in the application form themselves.

Help with your application

Is it difficult for you to fill in the online form yourself? Ask for help at a Begin link: Servicepunt XL, end link. .

You will receive a letter within 8 weeks of submitting your application. The letter will tell you whether or not you will be getting an Ooievaarspas.

Do you have the right to an Ooievaarspas? Then you will get a new letter within 4 weeks. Use this form to send the municipality the photos for the pass.

Extend the Ooievaarspas

You will receive a letter before 1 November stating whether your Ooievaarspas will be extended for the following year. You did not receive any notification before 1 November? And would you like to extend the Ooievaarspas? Submit a (new) Begin link: application, end link. .

Change your name or photo

The pass will use the name which is registered in the municipality’s Personal Records Database (BRP). If your personal information is not correct, you should first have your Begin link: personal data changed in the BRP, end link. . Once they have been corrected, you can apply for a new pass.

If you only want to change a passport photo, you can call SZW customer service on tel. (070) 353 75 00.

All discounts and activities

All of the reductions and activities can be found at Begin external link: link), end external link.. Would you like to be kept informed about the newest offers? Sign up for the Begin external link: newsletter(External link), end external link. (in Dutch).

More advantages for people with a low income

People with a low income often have the right to special measures. In The Hague these are the ‘Ooievaars measures’. For example, free travel on public transportation, a discount on health insurance or teaching materials for your child. You can find all of the advantages on the page Begin link: Overview of Ooievaars measures for low-income households, end link. .

Do you have any questions about the Ooievaarspas? Contact Begin link: SZW customer service, end link. .


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