You and your family are going to live outside the Netherlands
If you receive Dutch child benefit and you start living in another country but continue to work in the Netherlands, your child benefit will usually not change.
However, if you also start working outside the Netherlands, you can only continue to receive Dutch child benefit if:
- you have been posted to work outside the Netherlands temporarily (you have a secondment certificate), or
- you have Dutch nationality and work outside the Netherlands for a Dutch government organization.
If you start living outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) but continue to work in the Netherlands, you will only get Dutch child benefit if you live in a country with which the Netherlands has an agreement on the verification of entitlement to benefits.
Family benefits from outside the Netherlands
You or your partner may also receive family benefits from another country or an international organization.
There are agreements between countries to establish which country's family benefits have priority. If the amount of the non-Dutch family benefits is higher, that country will normally pay supplementary family benefits on top of the Dutch family benefits.
Dutch family benefits may consist of child benefit as well as TOG care allowance, child budget, and childcare allowance.
You get € 110 in family benefits a month from country A. Your partner gets € 130 in family benefits a month from country B.
If entitlement to family benefits in country B has priority, your partner will get € 130 per month from country B, and you will get nothing from country A. If entitlement to family benefits in country A has priority, you will get € 110 per month from country A and your partner will get a supplement of € 20 from country B.
You can find more information (in Dutch) about the arrangements you have to make when moving abroad at http://www.vertreknaarhetbuitenland.overheid.nl/.
If you also start working outside the Netherlands, you can still get Dutch child benefit in the following cases:
- you are going to work outside the Netherlands temporarily and you have a posting/secondment certificate;
- you have Dutch nationality and work outside the Netherlands for a Dutch government organization;
- you work in international transport for a company based in the Netherlands. You transport persons or goods outside the Netherlands.
Child benefit from outside the Netherlands
You or your partner may also get child benefit from another country or from an international organization. This applies in the following cases:
- you or your partner works for an international organization, or
- you or your partner works for the government of a country other than the Netherlands, or
- you work in the Netherlands and your partner lives and works outside the Netherlands.
There are agreements in place between countries that determine which country has to pay child benefit. If you get child benefit from a country that pays a lower rate of benefit than the Netherlands, we will supplement it up to the rate payable in the Netherlands.