Receiving Anw benefits outside the Netherlands

If you receive your Anw survivor benefit in a non-Dutch bank account, your benefit may arrive in your account later than if it were paid into a Dutch account. The exact date will depend on the country where you live. It is not possible to choose a different payment date.

  • Payments to a SEPA country are credited to your account on or around the 24th of the month, except if you live in the UK.
  • Payments to the UK or non-SEPA countries are made at the beginning or halfway through the month.

When the payment is credited to your account depends on your bank. We usually pay Anw benefits in euros. But sometimes we pay the benefits in the currency of the receiving country.

Costs for sending payments to bank accounts outside the Netherlands

We remit your Anw benefit in euros to Citibank. Citibank then transfers the money to your bank. The transfer costs can be up to €0.48 per payment, depending on the country where you live.

You may have to pay extra costs to your own bank. The amount you have to pay depends on your bank. We have no control over this.

Quarterly or annual payment of Anw benefit

If your monthly Anw benefit is only a small amount, having to pay costs every month can be a problem. If so, it is better to have your Anw benefit paid per quarter or per year. Please contact us about this.

It is not possible for us to pay your Anw benefit in a one-off lump-sum payment.

See exchange rates

Below is a list of exchange rates used by our banks. There are two payment dates each month:

  • at the beginning of the month
  • halfway through the month

If you receive your Anw benefit around the 28th of the month, for example, you should check the list for payments sent on the 15th of the month

If the country where you live is not on the list, it means we pay your Anw benefit in euros

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