Claiming an Anw benefit if you live outside the Netherlands

If you live outside the Netherlands, how to claim your Anw benefit depends on the country where you live. Different rules apply for member states of the EU (European Union) than for treaty countries, member states of the the EEA (European Economic Area) and other countries.

Select the situation that applies to you. You can then read how to claim an Anw survivor benefit.

You can choose how to claim an Anw benefit:

  • via the social insurance organisation in the country where you live, or
  • via the social insurance organisation in the country where your late partner was last insured

We recommend that you claim an Anw benefit in the country where you live.

If you live in a treaty country or in an EEA country, you should claim an Anw benefit via the social security organization in the country where your late partner was last insured.

If you do not live in an EU or EEA country or a treaty country, please contact us.

Your partner worked in an EU or EEA country or a treaty country

In that case, you may be able to get a survivor benefit from that country. We will arrange for a claim to be sent to the benefit organisation of that country.

Your partner did not work in an EU or EEA country or a treaty country, but in another country

In that case, you must contact the benefit agency of that country yourself about claiming a survivor benefit.

If your non-Dutch survivor benefit changes, you must let us know because the change might affect your Dutch Anw benefit.