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Re-estimation of the Allocation Model for the Work and Social Assistance Scheme and the Historic Distribution of the New Target Group


Publication number: 2012-37
Authors: C. Tempelman, C. Berden
Commissioned by: Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
Published by: SEO Economic Research
ISBN: 978-90-6733-652-9

The Work according to Capacity Act (WWNV) was declared controversial at the beginning of June 2012, after the fall of the government. This means that it will not enter into force as of 1 January 2013 as the government had intended. It also means that parts of this study have been overtaken by reality and are now out of date.

The government intends to have the Work according to Capacity Act (WWNV) enter into force on 1 January. With the WWNV the government provides a single system for everyone who is able to work who would previously have had recourse to the Invalidity Insurance (Young Disabled Persons) Scheme (Wajong), the Sheltered Employment Scheme (WSW) or the Work and Social Assistance Act (WWB). From 1 January 2013 people who are not completely or permanently disabled will be covered by the WWNV, not the Wajong. People who before the introduction of the WWNV were eligible under the Sheltered Employment Scheme, but not for ‘sheltered employment’, will be covered by the WWNV from 2013.

The report (below) comprises two subreports, which are self-contained. The first subreport discusses the distribution of funding among local authorities based on the regular system. This study re-estimates the weights of the allocation characteristics, taking longitudinal comparability issues and redistribution effects into consideration. The second subreport sets out two proposals for distributing the other part of the combined funding based on the historical distribution of the ‘new’ target group.


Category: 2012, Caren Tempelman, Healthcare & Social Security