"Because the term 'basic income' is viewed controversially, many of
the trials aren't using those words even as they push basic income
features. In practice, those currently receiving social security
benefits will instead be paid a non-means tested sum, without further
obligations. Single-person households will receive around €950 ($967),
with more going to families with children. Recipients will have enough
to live on - but unlike basic income, not everyone will receive all of
the money in the initial stages.
The basic income concept has received consistent support across the
political spectrum in Holland, said Hoeijmakers, which is why it is now
being packaged in different ways to see what works best. Most of the
major Dutch political parties, with the exception of the
conservative-liberal People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, in some
way support the scheme. Even with that party, he said, 'they don't like
the idea of "free money," but they will get on board if you call it" negative income tax."'"
Mosre tests coming!