Verification of entitlements outside the Netherlands
If you receive an AOW pension and you live outside the Netherlands, the SVB will contact you a few times a year to check whether there have been any changes in your situation.
- Life certificate: Unless you live in certain countries (named below), we will automatically send you a life certicate form once a year, which you must have completed by, for example, a notary public or municipal authority in the country where you live.
In 2010, a different system was introduced for SVB clients in Australia, Belgium and Germany. People who live in these countries do not have to send in a life certificate every year.
- Income: If your partner has not yet reached the AOW pension age, we will ask you for information on his or her income every year.
- Living with a partner: We may visit you at home to check whether you are living alone or not.