Unemployment benefits for ZZP´ers/freelancers?

Dear All,

I´m considering taking the step into freelance translation full time and would like to know how to survive if things - temporarily or permanently - don´t go as expected incomewise. Obviously it´s wise to have a fat buffer of money for such situations, but am I entitled to any kind of unemployment funds, or is there a way for me to set up a private insurance for the same?

Thanks!

Hi again.

ZZP'ers are required to take out private insurance to provide for becoming unemployed; there is no state support like unemployment money.

Non-nationals can be deported if they become a burden on the State.

Hope this helps.

Cynic
Expat Team

Thanks Cynic!

I´ve done some research on the topic of private unemployment insurance companies in NL, but was not able to find any. Are you able to help me with some?

Hi again.

This page may help you - link.

Hope this helps.

Cynic
Expat Team

Thanks, I´ve found out that at least ABN AMRO offers this :)

Hi again.

Good news - thanks for taking the time to come back and update us.

Cynic
Expat Team

p.s. I just read on the NOS website that this bank has stopped giving interest on savings accounts; food for thought.

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