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Restoration planning

When are we going to help which parents? For the first assessment (the Catshuis scheme), we can give that schedule. For the integrated assessment, we unfortunately cannot give an exact schedule.

Schedule for first assessment

All affected parents will receive a minimum of €30,000. After registration, we do an first assessment to assess if the parent qualifies for this scheme. We do this within 6 months of registration. This is part of the Catshuis Childcare Benefit Scheme.

Warning!  Please note! We always call you first

We will always call you before transferring the money to you. It may take a few days for the money to reach your account. That depends on your bank.

We will contact you

We will call you before we transfer €30,000 to you. It may take some time for the money to reach your account. Below is an overview of our call and payment dates.

Our call and payment dates
22 November 2023 - 5 December 202314 December 2023
5 December 2023 - 18 December 202329 December 2023
19 December 2023 - 1 January 202411 January 2024
2 January 2024- 15 January 202425 January 2024
16 January 2024 - 29 January 20248 February 2024
30 January 2024 - 12 February 202422 February 2024
13 February 2024 - 26 February 20247 March 2024
27 February 2024- 11 March 202421 March 2024
12 March 2024 - 25 March 20245 April 2024
26 March 2024 - 8 April 202418 April 2024
9 April 2024 - 22 April 20243 May 2024
23 April 2024 - 6 May 202417 May 2024
7 May 2024 - 20 May 202430 May 2024
21 May 2024 - 3 June 202413 June 2024
4 June 2024 - 17 June 202427 June 2024
18 June 2024 - 1 July 202411 July 2024
2 July 2024 - 15 July 202425 July 2024
16 July 2024 - 29 July 20248 August 2024
30 July 2024 - 12 august 202422 August 2024
13 August 2024 - 26 August 20245 September 2024
27 August 2024 - 9 September 202419 September 2024
10-September 2024 - 23 September 20243 October 2024
24 September 2024 - 7 October 202417 October 2024
8 October 2024 - 21 October 202431 October 2024
22 October 2024 - 4 November 202414 November 2024
5 November 2024 - 18 November 202428 November 2024
19 November 2024 - 2 December 202412 December 2024

Schedule for integrated assessment

We perform an integrated assessment to find out what went wrong with an affected parent’s childcare benefit. When it is your turn for the integrated assessment, a personal case officer will contact you. This personal case officer will guide you. If you are entitled to more than €30,000, you will still get the remaining amount.

Waiting period of more than a year

If you applied for restoration, the waiting period will be more than a year. It can get up to 3 or 4 years. This schedule shows approximately when it is your turn. Unfortunately, we cannot give an exact schedule right now.

Parents with application date inIntegrated assessment handled
First quarter of 2021in 2022, 2023 or 2024
Second and third quarters of 2021in 2023 or 2024
Fourth quarter of 2021in 2024
2022in 2024 or 2025
2023in 2025

Why is it taking so long

We also feel that the integrated assessment is taking too long. That is why we want to change our way of handling the integrated assessments.

There are a number of reasons why it is taking so long now:

  • A lot of parents have registered, totalling over 62,000 (about 35,000 of whom registered in 2021).
  • We create a file for each integrated assessment. To compile the file, we look in all the different systems of the Tax and Customs Administration/Benefits. We do this for all the years the assessment pertains to. We also include the parent’s story as detailed as possible in the assessment. An assessment team will assess this file. And the Committee of Experts issues an opinion if one or more years are rejected. If our assessment shows that a parent has been affected, we calculate the compensation amount. The parent will then receive a letter about the decision. This whole process takes a lot of time.

We are working hard in the meantime

Although it takes a long time for an integrated assessment to start, much has already been set in motion to help affected parents. If the first assessment shows that you are an affected parent, you have received an amount of €30,000 (Catshuis scheme). After receiving the €30,000, you will be eligible for various debt settlement schemes. First, debts are paused. Public creditors start by waiving most public debts. Private debts can be reported to the counter for private debts. During the waiting period, your municipality can also offer you broad assistance to solve any problems, for example in the areas of health, work, day care, family and housing.

If, after the first assessment, we find that you are not an affected parent, your public debts will remain paused until we have completed the integrated assessment.

Speeding up and improving the process

We are assessing whether and how we can speed up the handling process. For example, we are looking into the option of assessing specific groups earlier. For example, if it is clear that a parent is really not an affected parent because he or she has no children.

We are also looking at how we, together with our partners, can better help you and other parents. An example is the three-way meeting, which you have together with the personal case officer and the municipality. We will also better inform you and other parents about the steps you go through in your application. These improvements come from discussions with parents and are part of the recalibration.

Please note!  Do you need any help?

Are your problems urgent, and can you not wait any longer? Perhaps your municipality can help you. Or the parents of lotgenotencontact (in Dutch). Or maybe you qualify for our emergency fund.

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