Living Allowance

Ukrainian refugees will receive financial support, known as a living allowance. To qualify for this, you first have to register with Breda Council.

Appointment for registration
 

Within a week of receiving a BSN (citizen service number), the council will send you a prepaid debit card.
​ A council employee will visit you and give you the prepaid debit card. You sign to say you have received this.

What you need to know about the living allowance
 

Changes can affect your right to a living allowance. That's why it's important to tell us of any changes straight away. Tell us about changes using the change notification form (living allowance). 

Amount of the living allowance

The amount of the living allowance is decided on at national level. The amount is per person, per month. Payment is made on the 1st of the month. If the 1st falls at a weekend or on a bank holiday, payment is made on the next working day.

Calculation per month

Council accommodation Amount
Food  € 205.00 

Clothing/personal expenses 

€ 55.00 
Living allowance  € 260.00 
Private person (adult) Amount
Food  € 205.00 
Clothing/personal expenses  € 55.00 
Living component - adult  € 215.00 
Living allowance € 475.00 
Private person (child) Amount
Food  € 205.00 
Clothing/personal expenses  € 55.00 
Living component - adult  € 215.00 
Living allowance € 475.00 

When does the living allowance payment stop

Living allowance stops if you:

  • start to work
  • move house to a different city
  • move abroad

Tell us about these changes using the change notification form (living allowance) (Dutch). It is important you tell us about changes so that you don't have to pay back money to us later on.

When do you receive a living allowance?

If you move to Breda after living abroad, you will receive a living allowance once you have registered with the council. You will receive a living

allowance from the start of the month. For example: if you register on 12 July, you will receive a living allowance from 1 July (for the whole month of July).

If you move to Breda from a different city in the Netherlands, you will receive a living allowance from the start of the next month. For example: if you register on 12 July, you will receive a living allowance from 1 August.

Living allowance if you stop working

Your living allowance will be paid again from the start of the next month. You can tell us that you have stopped working using the change notification form (living allowance (Dutch).

What you need to know about the prepaid debit card

Request the balance

You can request your balance through 'Prepaid Balance' (Prepaid Saldo) by entering your customer number and security code. You can find your customer number (10 digits) and the security code (4 digits) on your bank card. You can also view your transactions through the website.

Digital (online) payments

You cannot use a prepaid debit card for digital payments. You can open your own bank account at a bank, for example, ING, BUNQ or Rabobank. Internet banking is then possible.

New bank account number

Tell us about this using the change notification form (living allowance):

Withdrawing money from a cash dispenser

You can withdraw a maximum of € 250.00 each day from a cash dispenser.

Lost prepaid debit card or PIN code

Email contact@breda.nl (link sends an email). The council will contact you to issue a new prepaid debit card.

Blocked card

If your prepaid debit card has been blocked, let us know at contact@breda.nl (link sends an email). The council will contact you to issue a new prepaid debit card.