The government reacted in the beginning of 2010 by reorienting the focus of the Wajong programme (for new participants) from providing passive income support to providing educational, training and job-finding support (the support is individually tailored and includes aspects such as supplementary income support, training, coaching, commuting, etc.).
Medical criteria for the young Since 2010, the new participants disabled under the Wajong scheme in Wajong are entitled to job should be tightened.
There has been a sharp increase in the number of younger people entering into disability under the Wajong scheme (mostly younger people with unspecified psychological disorders).
(6.) To strengthen incentives for municipalities to activate also young disabled people, Wajong could be granted as a top-up to Social Assistance, depending on the degree of disability and after some waiting period.
As of 1 January 1998, that benefit was converted into a benefit under the Wajong. In 2002, Mrs Kersbergen-Lap and Mrs Dams-Schipper took up residence in France and Germany, respectively, at which point their benefits were withdrawn.
By guaranteeing a minimum income to a socially disadvantaged group (disabled young people), the Wajong benefit is by its nature social assistance justified on economic and social grounds.
(48.) Especially worrying is the increase of young disabled in the so-called WAJONG
scheme, who have never worked.