Accountability & publications

We explain publicly what we do and how we do it. This is called ‘accountability’. We provide information about our goals, results and financial affairs. 

We let all our clients (government departments and the general public) see what we do. It is important to us that we communicate in the right way, and we regularly check with our clients to see how our communication can be improved. 

As an organisation, we are happy to explain how we have carried out our work. We do this in an abbreviated annual report, available online. You can read about how we have worked to improve our services, what we have achieved and where we have worked together with other organisations. 

As well as the abbreviated annual report, we also publish the ‘statutory (SUWI) annual report’. This is a more detailed annual report required under the Act on Implementation Structure for Work and Income (SUWI).

Tertial Reports are four-monthly accounts to the ministry about the annual plan and finances.

The SVB implements a variety of different social insurance schemes. As a result, we gain a lot of important information about what is happening in society. We publish this new knowledge as quickly as possible each year in 4 quarterly reports. The reports are published in dutch. 

Demographic trends

Quarterly reports also give insight into demographic trends and the effects of changes in legislation Each quarterly report provides important information on:

  • AOW pension
  • Anw survivor benefit
  • Child benefit
  • Remigration benefit
  • Compensation scheme for asbestos victims

Themes

Each of the quarterly reports has a particular theme and focusses on a prevailing matter of interest in politics or society in general.

The SVB Policy Rules are rules that have grown out of the practical work of the SVB. You can read all of our policy rules online.

We regularly commission research on a variety of subjects.

You have a public right of access to government information under the Government Information Act (Wob). This means that you can request information relating to how the government carries out its tasks.

What kind of information can you request?

For example, you can request information about how we work and what our aims are. You do this by submitting a ‘Wob request’. We will then make the information public, so that it is open to anyone who wishes to view it.

What kind of information is not open to the public?

A Wob request will not give you access to your personal data or details concerning your pension or benefit. If we are processing a request for review for you, it will not give you access to details about that either. For this kind of information, you should contact your SVB office directly (for contact details, see our letters).

How to send us a ‘Wob request’ (access to government information)

If you want to send us a ‘Wob request’, fill in the form ‘Wet Openbaarheid van Bestuur’ and send it by post to:
Sociale Verzekeringsbank
t.a.v. Bedrijfsjuridische Dienst
van Heuven Goedhartlaan 1
1181 KJ Amstelveen The Netherlands 

How long before you get a response?

You will receive a response to your request within 4 weeks. In some circumstances, however, it can be extended by a further 4 weeks. 

If we do have to extend the response time, we will let you know in writing within the first 4 weeks and give the reason for the extension.

Read more about the Wob

You can find more information on the Government Information Act (Wob) and about ‘Wob requests’ on the Dutch government website.