Students with disabilities miss out on money 


Lees in het Nederlands


Many Dutch municipalities still provide poor information about the study grant for students with disabilities. Applicants do not always get the financial support they are entitled to.



Students who cannot work alongside their studies because of their disability are entitled to study allowance. That amount can amount to over three hundred euros per month. But applying for that allowance is not so easy. Two out of three municipalities do not inform students sufficiently: on their website there is little or nothing about the allowance, according to research by Ieder(in), an interest group for people with disabilities. Sometimes they even give incorrect information.



Since last year, however, the provision of information has improved, according to the researchers. Now 123 of the total 342 municipalities have their information in order. Last year there were only 63. (HOP, PvT)