The RCN-Unit of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) has introduced various measures to increase financial aid.
For example, as of the 1st of January 2019 the benefits AOV, AWW and social relief have been increased by 5 percent in addition to inflation.
As of the 1st of January 2019 there is also a possibility to receive an additional supplement as a single older person if you have little or no income besides your AOV pension. This extra supplement is also available for married older persons if they have been cut in their AOV pension, for example because they have lived part of their working life outside the Caribbean Netherlands. The AOV recipients who, according to the SZW data are eligible for the extra supplement, have been approached by post. Persons who think that they are entitled to this supplement but who have not received the letter with application form, can contact the RCN unit SZW. In order to receive the supplement retroactively from the 1st of January 2019, the signed forms must be received by SZW before the 1st of March 2019.