About the SVB
The SVB assists municipalities in various ways
People who qualify for a personal budget (PGB) under the Social Support Act (WMO) are often eligible for support from their municipal authorities. For example, they can take part in collective insurance schemes, or get help with salary administration. The latter can be quite a burden on WMO budget holders. To ease this burden, the SVB offers support on behalf of the municipalities. We can do so efficiently thanks to our extensive experience with personal budgets under the Wlz scheme.
What we can offer budget holders:
- advice on employment law, employers' obligations, sick pay and occupational health and safety services
- model agreements covering various situations
- collective liability insurance and legal assistance
- help with salary administration
- quarterly reports on the services provided
- an annual report on the implementation of our services.
New personalized budget service
The SVB has a new personalized budget service (called 'Betaling en overzicht') according to which people do not receive a personal budget directly but spend it through carers and care institutions. The SVB's role in this is to assist a number of municipalities as cashier for the personal budget (PGB). The budget holder remains in control of how the budget is spent, but the budget is not paid into his or her bank account. (This type of personal budget is also known as PVB.) We pay carers and care institutions a monthly sum on behalf of the budget holder. Both the budget holder and the municipalities receive payment summaries showing what has been spent and how much is still left. These payment summaries can also be viewed online via My PGB.
Because the SVB administers the budget and the budget holder no longer receives the money directly, the financial risks for the municipalities are greatly reduced. For example, municipalities will not have to reclaim a personal budget from a budget holder if only part of the budget has been used. The SVB will then pay the remaining amount back to the municipality after the end of the year.