Someone has died
If someone dies, their survivors are bound to go through a difficult time. They will suddenly have to deal with all sorts of things. The SVB will try to help you where possible.
Where must I report the death?
The person who died lived in the Netherlands
You do not have to report the death to us. The death must be reported to the municipal authorities (gemeente), but this will often be taken care of for you by the undertaker.
The municipal authorities will inform us of the death, after which we will send the survivors a letter within a few days.
The person who died lived outside the Netherlands
In this case, you must report the death to us. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can stop our payments in time and inform you straight away whether you qualify for e.g. an Anw survivor benefit.
To find out what the consequences are of the death for the pensions and benefits paid by the SVB, answer the questions below, and we will give you an overview of what you need to know.