Anw survivor benefit
When does an Anw survivor benefit stop?
You reach the AOW pension age
When you reach the AOW pension age, your Anw survivor benefit will stop. You will then be entitled to an AOW pension.
If your civil status or domestic situation changes
Your survivor benefit will stop if your civil status or domestic situation changes because you:
- get married
- enter into a registered partnership
- start living with a partner
If you start living with a partner, your survivor benefit will not end definitively straight away. If you decide to start living on your own again within 6 months, you will start receiving your benefit again.
If your child turns 18 or starts living somewhere else
Your Anw survivor benefit will stop if:
- your youngest child turns 18 and you were born on or after 1 January 1950
- your child starts living with another family and you were born on or after 1 January 1950
you are no longer incapacitated for work for more than 45%
Your survivor benefit will end if you were born on or after 1 January 1950 and you are no longer incapacitated for work for more than 45%.
you are imprisoned or detained for more than a month
Your survivor benefit will stop if you are held in a prison or remand centre for longer than a month.
If you have been released from detention or imprisonment, you can start receiving Anw benefit again as from the day of your release. In that case, you must send us a copy of your proof of release.
Different rules apply if you already had an AWW widow's pension before 1 July 1996
If your AWW widow's pension was converted into an Anw survivor benefit on 1 July 1996, different rules apply. Please contact us if you require more information about this.