The changes you need to report

If there is a change in your situation (for example, you start living with another adult or you move to another country), you must let us know within 4 weeks (6 weeks if you live outside the Netherlands). To avoid a fine, you must report changes to us on time.

See what you have to report in different situations

You must report the following changes to us within 4 weeks:

A change in your domestic situation

  • A child is leaving home
  • A child moves in with you
  • A child starts living with a partner
  • A child gets married or enters into a registered partnership outside the Netherlands
  • A change in parental authority over a child
  • A change in a child’s care by foster parents
  • You adopt a child
  • You are going to start living with someone
  • Someone else starts living in your house
  • Someone stops living in your house
  • You rent a room to or from someone else
  • You get married or enter into a registered partnership outside the Netherlands

Your income changes

  • Your other income goes up or down
  • You have a new source of income
  • You no longer have other income
  • You start receiving a non-Dutch survivor benefit

If you receive payments from a personal care budget (PGB) because you supervise or care for someone, this is also regarded as income.

Income from business activities or income from outside the Netherlands

If you receive income from your own business or self-employed activities or from a country other than the Netherlands, you must always report any changes in that income.

Income from wages or benefits

If you receive a monthly fixed income from wages or benefits in the Netherlands, the Dutch Tax Administration (Belastingdienst) will provide us with your income details. If your income increases (apart from slight yearly or half-yearly amounts), you must inform us immediately. This is important because the details held by the Tax Administration are at least 2 months old. It will ensure that you do not receive too much Anw benefit which you later have to repay.

A move from the Netherlands to another country

  • You are going to live outside the Netherlands
  • A family member is going to live outside the Netherlands

Incapacity for work

  • You have been declared fit for work
  • You have been incapacitated for work but you are now going to start working again
  • You are less than 45% incapacitated for work

A stay in prison, a detention centre or a closed treatment facility

  • You or your child is sent to prison, a detention centre or a closed treatment facility
  • You or your child is ordered to go to prison, a detention centre or a closed treatment facility, but refuses to go

We will be informed of the following changes by your municipality (you do not have to report them to us yourself). It is important that you report these changes to your municipality on time:

  • Someone dies
  • You and, if applicable, your partner move to another address in the Netherlands
  • You get married in the Netherlands
  • You enter into a registered partnership

You must report the following changes to us within 4 weeks:

  • The orphan is adopted
  • The orphan gets a new representative
  • The orphan is legitimised or acknowledged by a man
  • The identity of the orphan’s father has been established in court
  • The orphan gets a benefit from a country other than the Netherlands
  • There is a change to the non-Dutch benefit
  • The orphan’s nationality changes
  • The orphan’s representative moves to a new address
  • The orphan is sent to prison, a detention centre or a closed treatment facility
  • The orphan is ordered to go to prison, a detention centre or a closed treatment facility, but refuses to go

If the orphan is aged 16 or over, you must also report the following changes:

  • The orphan gets married or enters into a registered partnership
  • The orphan no longer takes care of another orphan and no longer spends most of his or her time running the household
  • The orphan is no longer in full-time education or has stopped combining work and study. Only report this if the orphan is aged 18 or older or if he or she already has a basic qualification
  • The orphan already has a basic qualification. The orphan has had a period of illness or incapacity but is now able to return to full-time education or a combination of work and study

You must report the following changes to us within 6 weeks:

A change in your domestic situation

  • A child is leaving home
  • A child moves in with you
  • A child starts living with a partner
  • A child gets married or enters into a registered partnership
  • There is a change in parental authority over a child
  • A change in a child’s care by foster parents
  • You adopt a child
  • A child dies (you should enclose a copy of the death certificate)
  • Your nationality changes
  • You get married or enter into a registered partnership
  • You are going to start living with someone
  • Someone moves in with you
  • Someone stops living in your house
  • You rent a room to or from someone else 
  • You or a child moves to another address
  • You or a child starts living outside the Netherlands

Your income changes

  • Your other income goes up or down
  • You have a new source of income
  • You no longer have other income
  • You start receiving a non-Dutch survivor benefit

You do not have to report small yearly or half-yearly increases in your pension or benefit.

Incapacity for work

  • You have been declared fit for work
  • You have been incapacitated for work but you are now going to start working again
  • You become less than 45% incapacitated for work

A stay in prison, a detention centre or a closed treatment facility

  • You or your child is sent to prison, a detention centre or a closed treatment facility
  • You or your child is ordered to go to prison, a detention centre or a closed treatment facility, but refuses to go

You must report the following changes to us within 6 weeks:

  • The orphan moves house
  • The orphan dies (you should enclose a copy of the death certificate)
  • The orphan is adopted
  • The orphan gets a new representative
  • The orphan is legitimised or acknowledged by a man
  • The identity of the orphan’s father has been established in court
  • The orphan gets a benefit from a country other than the Netherlands
  • There is a change in the non-Dutch benefit
  • The orphan’s nationality changes
  • The orphan’s representative moves to a new address
  • The orphan is sent to prison, a detention centre or a closed treatment facility
  • The orphan is ordered to go to prison, a detention centre or a closed treatment facility, but refuses to go

If the orphan is aged 16 or over, you must also report the following changes:

  • The orphan gets married or enters into a registered partnership
  • The orphan no longer takes care of another orphan and no longer spends most of his or her time running the household
  • The orphan is no longer in full-time education or a combination of work and study
  • The orphan has had a period of illness or incapacity but is now able to return to full-time education or a combination of work and study