Parents’ benefits affair no longer have to pay off debts with government agencies | NOW

All debts that duped parents have due to the benefits affair with government agencies such as the Tax and Customs Administration and Benefits are canceled. Secretary of Finance Alexandra van Huffelen announced this on Monday.

Debts with other agencies such as the UWV, the Education Executive Agency and the Social Insurance Bank will also be canceled.

The State Secretary calls on private creditors such as energy companies, banks and housing corporations to do the same. “So that parents can really start over and keep that compensation amount.”

Last month, Van Huffelen announced that all victims are entitled to at least 30,000 euros. “I think parents deserve a completely clean slate, so that they can use the amount of compensation to really make a new start”, says Van Huffelen. She emphasizes again that the amount of EUR 30,000 is the minimum. “Parents entitled to more get more.”

Victims had to pay part of the compensation to the tax authorities

On Friday, the interest group for administrators in debt restructuring (BBW) made in Faithful known that victims of the childcare allowance affair had to pay part of the compensation they received back to the tax authorities. The conflict of interests withdrew from the consultation with the Tax and Customs Administration because it did not agree with this choice.

“BBW has expressed its objections several times and has wanted to protect the tax authorities, the government and other committee members from the current disastrous plans, but has not received any response. BBW does not support the proposed scheme,” said the interest group.

The Rutte III cabinet announced on Friday that it would resign after a damning report on the benefits affair. Thousands of parents got into serious financial and personal trouble at the hands of the illegal fraud hunt.


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