Legal advisors: help with laws and rules

Do you have questions about taxes, benefits or allowances)? Or problems with your employer or landlord? Make an appointment with the municipality’s legal advisors (sociaal raadslieden).

Legal advisors provide advice on everything to do with laws and regulations. A consultation is free and confidential and lasts approximately a half an hour. If more time is needed, the legal advisor will make a new follow-up appointment for you. Legal advisors are registered in the professional register for social-legal service providers.

What do the legal advisors do?

  • answer difficult questions about legislation and regulations
  • mediate with problems with (government) organisations and agencies. If necessary, they will call the organisation to discuss your problem.
  • write letters to (government) agencies and organisations
  • file a complaint or letter of objection
  • give information or advice on subjects such as housing, work, education and income
Do you disagree with a decision taken by the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst)? Then first contact the Belastingdienst. Do you still not agree? Then make an appointment at the legal advisors. They will help you look for a good solution.

You can make an appointment in 2 ways

Take this information to the appointment

  • current details about your income. Such as a benefit statement, salary slip or allowances from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration.
  • any documents which are related your question or problem
  • your valid identity document
  • your DigiD. You need a DigiD to arrange many of your (government) affairs. You can apply for a DigiD online.

Make an appointment before you visit

The legal advisors have consultation hours at the following locations in The Hague:

Centrum district

  • City Hall, Spui 70
  • Gemeentelijke Kredietbank, Korte Lombardstraat 7
  • Gezondheidscentrum de Rubenshoek, Van der Vennestraat 185

Escamp district

  • Escamp district office, Leyweg 813

Laak district

  • Laak district office, Slachthuisplein 25

Scheveningen district

  • Scheveningen district office, Scheveningseweg 303

Segbroek district

  • Segbroek district office, Fahrenheitstraat 190

Loosduinen district

  • Het Loosduinse Hof, Glenn Millerhof 5

Leidschenveen-Ypenburg district

  • Wijkcentrum Piet Vink, Laan van Hoornwijck 260

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