Suggestions & Complaints


Legal aid is a government assistance to provide legal representation to those who cannot afford to pay for necessary legal services. Applicants should expect a response within 2 weeks after submitting their documents.If you are in need of legal assistance, contact the Department of Social Services.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A Dutch national who has been registered at the census office
  • Anyone who is 18 years or older
  • Anyone who has an income of less than minimum wage per month
  • Anyone who has an income above NAF.13, 200.00 up to NAF.22, 500.00 per year in a labor case (for partial legal assistance)
  • Persons without legal status can also qualify for legal aid if it concerns a Labor dispute (employee/ employer); as this is in line with International Labor Organization (ILO) Conventions and the protection of workers’ rights.

Documents Required

  • A complete legal assistance application form
  • A registration form from the census office
  • A copy of passport and a valid ID card
  • Proof of income – salary slips, pension letter (SZV, APNA, GOVERNMENT, etc.)
  • Proof of loans (if applicable)
  • Proof of legal guardianship of minor children (if applicable)
  • Income Tax declaration/statement from the year before

Contribution Amount

The amount one should contribute is as follows according to the income of the applicant:

NAF.  1.00 to NAF. 13,200.00

NAF.   0.00

NAF.13,200.00 to NAF.15,000.00 

NAF.  50.00

NAF.15,000.00 to NAF.17,500.00 

NAF.125.00

NAF.17, 500.00 to NAF.20, 000.00

NAF.225.00

NAF.20, 000.00 to NAF.22, 500.00

NAF.350.00