You live in the Netherlands
If you live in the Netherlands, you are probably insured under the Wlz scheme (Long-term care scheme).
To decide whether you are insured under the Wlz scheme, we also look at how long you have been living in the Netherlands.
You have registered your Dutch address with your municipality (gemeente)
If you are registered with your gemeente at an address in the Netherlands, it does not automatically mean that you are regarded as living in the Netherlands under the terms of the Wlz scheme. We also take into account how long you have been in the Netherlands and why you came to this country.
You have Dutch nationality
If you start living in the Netherlands for the first time, or you return to the Netherlands after a long time away, you are not automatically insured under the Wlz scheme. This is also true even if you have Dutch nationality or the nationality of a country of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
You are staying in the Netherlands for a short time
If you have come to the Netherlands to study, for example, or to visit family, you are probably not insured under the Wlz scheme. But if you start working in the Netherlands, you may become insured under the Wlz scheme.
Every situation is different
Our website cannot show you immediately whether or not you are insured under the Wlz scheme. Every situation is different. If you have any questions, please contact us. If you want to know whether you are insured, apply to us for an assessment of your Wlz insurance position.