What is an AWBZ indication?
An AWBZ indication (AWBZ-indicatie) establishes how much more help or care your child needs than a child without an illness or disability.
At least 10 hours of care a week
To qualify for a TOG care allowance, your child needs an AWBZ indication averaging 10 hours of care or more per week. An AWBZ indication will only be given for children who need exensive care because of an illness or disability.
The indication will apply for a period from 3 months to a maximum of 5 years. If you have received a new AWBZ indication with a new effective date, please send us a copy of the new indication.
Who issues AWBZ indications?
AWBZ indications are issued by the Care Assessment Centre (CIZ) and the Youth Care Agency (BJZ). BJZ issues indications for children with psychological problems, and CIZ issues indications in all other cases. For more information about AWBZ indications, please contact CIZ or BJZ.If your child lives outside the Netherlands
If your child lives outside the Netherlands, you cannot get an AWBZ indication. Instead, you will need an AWBZ opinion.
The AWBZ opinion will state whether your child could get an average of 10 hours of care or more per week if he or she lived in the Netherlands. An AWBZ opinion is only issued for a TOG care allowance. It will not entitle you to receive care in the Netherlands.
The SVB will request an AWBZ opinion for you from the CIZ. The CIZ will contact you about this.