Health care


Country Report: Health care Last updated: 22/05/23


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Beneficiaries are required to be insured for health care as of the moment the permit is granted.[1] There is no difference if the beneficiary still resides in the reception centre or not. Moreover, although these beneficiaries are medically insured via the COA as a part of RVA, they are also obliged to insure themselves privately for healthcare.

Beneficiaries are entitled to the same health care as nationals. Like every national, beneficiaries have to pay health insurance fees. In order to compensate the paid fees, beneficiaries are entitled to health care benefits, provided that their income does not reach a threshold of an annual income of € 31,998 per year in 2022. The threshold for a household (2 partners) is € 40,944 per year in 2023.



[1] Article 2(1) Health Care Act in conjunction with Article 2(1)(1) Long-Term Care Act.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation