Compensation EZK

If you are hit by the corona crisis as an entrepreneur in the Caribbean Netherlands, you can be eligible for a second compensation for your fixed costs from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (Economische Zaken en Klimaat, EZK). This regards a new regulation whereby the compensation can range between $500 and $55,000. The amount of the compensation is calculated on the basis of y our revenue during the months of March through June 2019 compared to the revenue during the months of March through June 2020.

By clicking on this link you will be directed to the page with:
- all eligibility conditions;
- the calculation module for an indication on the amount that you may be entitled to;
- the application form for the compensation.

If according to the calculation module you are entitled to $6,000 or more, then you must also include a statement, which can be found on page 3 of the application form. The statement must be completed by someone other than the applicant for this compensation. This could be your bookkeeper or accountant for example. The person who signs, is jointly responsible for the provided figures.