Letter from the Utrecht
Terminating Social Benefits for Prof. Sison
12 September 2003
(Translation from Dutch original)
[Note: This was received on 12 September 2002.]
Social Development Service Mailing address: P.O.Box 8029, 3503
Social Matters and Work Oppurtinty Our reference: 84616
Subject: ending of ROA-benefits/
Sanction Regulation Terrorism 2002 III
Processed by: R.J. van der Plaat
Tel. No. : 286 52 67 Sent: 10 Sept. 2002
On answering give date, reference no. and subject
Dear Mr. Sison,
You have been receiving benefits on the basis of Regulation on
Reception of Asylumseekers (ROA). These benefits consist of:
payment of an allowance for personal expenses;
providing of accommodation (place to stay),
insurances for sickness and third party liability
On 15 August 2002, the Sanction Regulation Against Terrorism
2002 III became effective (Staatscourant 13 August 2002, nr. 153).
On the basis of that regulation all benefits that we extend to
you are terminated.
We have therefore decided to terminate all benefits that we provide
to you beginning 15 August 2002. That means that you shall no
longer receive an allowance for personal expenses and you are
no longer insured against illness and the financial consequences
of legal liability. It also means that we terminate the user’s
agreement we had signed with you on 30 January 1989 for the apartment
on Rooseveltlaan 778 in Utrecht
You may therefore no longer make use of the apartment on Rooseveltlaan
778 in Utrecht.
We also call your attention to the following: on the basis of
Article 3 of the Sanction Regulation Against Terrorism 2002 III,
it is possible to request the Minister of Finance for a lifting
of the prohibitions of the Sanction Regulation for humanitarian
reasons. We have asked for approval of:
offering you a place to stay
give you insurance against illness and the consequences of legal
to provide you with an allowance for personal expenses.
It is not completely certain whether the approval can be asked
through the municipality. We also do not have access to all information
in order to substantiate the humanitarian grounds for the request.
Therefore we advise you to make your own request to the Minister
As long as the Minister of Finance has not given approval to
restore the benefits based on ROA, we shall not be allowed to
We still have no solution for the accommodation of the members
of your family. While awaiting a decision of the Minister of Finance
on our request, we allow them to stay in the house that we had
made available to you.
If you do not agree with this ruling, you may submit an appeal
with the board of the Mayor and Councilors, P.O.Box 16200, 3500
CE Utrecht. You have to do that within 6 weeks after the date
this ruling was sent. It would be nice if you send us a copy of
In the appeal you state: your name and address, the date, a
short description of the ruling against which you are making an
appeal, and the reasons why you do not agree with the ruling.
Finally, you sign the appeal.
Mayor and councilors of Utrecht,
(sgd.) mr. Drs. C.E. van der Linden
head, Social Matters and Work Opportunity