Dictionary of Dutchness


This is the law on ‘work and income according to ability’ (wet werk en inkomen naar arbeidsvermogen) and covers people who became unable to work from January 2004. It replaces the old and somewhat notorious invalidity benefit system WAO (see above). Workers fall under the WIA after two years on sick pay. Their income depends on how disabled they are considered to be and how much work they can do.

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