Belgian Royal Decree allows unemployment benefit for frontier workers to match Dutch pension

28 January 2019
ITEM in Law

With the Royal Decree of 12 December 2018, Belgium has solved the problem for the cross-border worker where the unemployment benefit does not match the Dutch pension. The new decision states that Belgian unemployment benefit for frontier workers does not stop at the age of 65 but continues until Dutch (foreign) pensions take effect. Because the Royal Decree has created some uncertainty in pension circles and among (near) pensioners, the most important facts are summarised here. Please note: this blog is written in Dutch.