The Philippines: can you bring Dutch social allowances to the Philippines?


Can you rely on your Dutch health insurance when working in the Philippines?

  • If you work abroad your Dutch health insurance becomes invalid. You will have to insure yourself using an international insurance or a local insurance in the Philippines.
  • Depending on your specific job regulations may differ. Make sure to check with appropriate governmental institutions beforehand.

Can you bring Dutch social allowances to the Philippines?

  • Philippines is one of the countries with whom the Netherlands does not have a treaty for social allowances.
  • This means that in most cases you will not be able to bring your social allowance to the Philippines.
  • If you stay in the Philippines for less than a year, you are officially still a resident in the Netherlands. This means there is a possibility you are able to receive social allowances, depending on the type of social allowance you receive.
  • Compensation received through the Health Insurance Act -due to for example physical disability- will not be remitted in the Philippines.
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