Anw survivor benefit if you live outside the Netherlands

If you qualify for an Anw survivor benefit and you live outside the Netherlands, how much you receive depends on the country where you live.

If you want to move to another country

If you move from the Netherlands to another country, the amount of your Anw survivor benefit may change. In some countries you cannot receive any Anw survivor benefit, or only part of it. 

If you want to know if anything will change for you, please contact us.

What will change if you start living outside the Netherlands?

  • In some countries, you will have to pay tax on your Anw benefit. In that case, your benefit will not be taxed in the Netherlands
  • You will pay a different healthcare contribution (Zvw contribution). The Zvw scheme provides for insurance against medical expenses. If you get a Dutch healthcare benefit, this could also change
  • If you also get child benefit (AKW), that will probably stop
  • You will stop being automatically insured for a Dutch old-age pension (AOW pension). If you want, you can take out voluntary AOW insurance

How much can you get?

If you want to know whether you can get an Anw benefit in your country and how much you can get, fill in your country below.

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