As a sole proprietor in the Netherlands you might be eligible for the Zelfstandig en Zwanger
benefit (sole proprietor and pregnant).

You can request the ZeZ benefit if you:

– are self-employed with or without employees;
– work for the company of your spouse or partner without pay;
– are professional, such as:
– director and major shareholder
– freelancer
– homeworker
– artist
– general practitioner
– home help
– private domestic help.

If you are pregnant, you are entitled to a minimum of 16 weeks maternity leave. The leave is
between 6 weeks and 4 weeks before your due date. After giving birth, you are entitled to a
minimum of 10 weeks maternity leave.

(Source: UWV)

You apply for the ZeZ benefit via the UWV. If you are interested in this application please contact expatsHaarlem Work Services so we can assist you with the application procedure.

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