In the period from 7 May 2005 to 3 June 2008, the Netherlands had no statutory regulations for self-employed persons who were pregnant. A number of women instituted legal proceedings in order to obtain a maternity allowance over this period. Last year, the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment decided to compensate the women who lost income and announced a compensation scheme for self-employed persons who gave birth in the aforementioned period. The compensation will in principle amount to EUR 5,600 gross per pregnancy. The compensation can be requested as of today via this link: http://www.uwv.nl/particulieren/actueel/aanvragen-compensatie-zwangere-zelfstandigen.aspx.
If you gave birth in the aforementioned period and you ran a business in that year, were employed by your own private limited company or received a cooperation bonus, you are in principle entitled to this compensation. The compensation can be applied for until 1 October 2018 and will be paid in the first quarter of 2019.
Everything else, we are happy to assist with the request for this compensation. If you wish, please contact our office.