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Most unemployment benefits are due to psychological complaints

Most unemployment benefits are due to psychological complaints

it turns out of numbers From the Central Statistical Organization (CBS) for the year 2020.

By the end of that year, nearly 816,000 disability benefits had been provided to more than 758,000 people. Of these, 365,000 went to men and 394,000 to women. At 346 thousand (more than 42 percent), most benefits were paid after a mental disorder diagnosis, roughly the same as it was ten years ago.

Higher risk in women

Since 2015, more benefits have been paid to women than to men. The increase, according to Statistics Netherlands, is partly related to the increase in women’s participation in work, but also because of it UWV تحقيق investigation The risk of occupational disability was found to be much higher for women than for men. This is partly due to differences in job type (for example, women work a lot more than men in care) and wages (lower hourly wages mean a higher chance of being unable to work).

Depression and impotence

The five most common diagnoses among women with disabilities were depression (10 percent), intellectual disability (6 percent), post-traumatic stress disorder (3 percent), borderline personality disorder (3 percent) and other mental disorders (2 percent).

For men, they are, respectively, intellectual disability (8%), depression (7%), other mental disorders (4%), schizophrenia (3%) and mild intellectual disability (3%).

Three categories

The Netherlands Statistics Office distinguishes three categories of disability benefits. The largest group (more than two-thirds) consists of sick employees in paid jobs who are eligible for WAO or WIA benefits after two years of continued wage payment by their employer. The second group (almost a third) are disabled youths with Wajong benefits, and the last group consists of self-employed people.

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