A change in your situation or your partner/ex-partner’s situation

If there is a change in your situation or your partner/ex-partner’s situation, you must let us know within the time limit.

Changes you do not need to report

If you live in the Netherlands, the municipality (gemeente) where you live will inform us of the following changes. (It is important that you report these changes to your municipality on time.)

  • You and your family move to a new address within the Netherlands
  • You adopt a child
  • You have a new child
  • You get married
  • You enter into a registered partnership
  • You get divorced
  • You (or your partner) get a different nationality
  • A member of your family who was living in the Netherlands dies

Changes you need to report

  • You get married outside the Netherlands
  • You enter into a registered partnership, or a similar agreement, outside the Netherlands

  • 1 or more family members move to a new address
  • You and your family leave the Netherlands to live in another country
  • You live outside the Netherlands and you and your family move to a new address
  • You continue to live at the same address but wish to receive post from us at a different address
  • You have a new postal address

  • The amount you or your partner contribute to the support of a child living away from home is going to go up or down
  • You and/or your partner stay with your child for 46 days or more in a quarter. The days that each parent visits the child are added together. This includes visits that start in one quarter and finish in the next quarter.

Your child’s living situation changes, for example they start living at a different address

  • You are awarded custody of your child
  • You lose custody of your child

  • You start receiving a fostering allowance for your child
  • You start receiving another benefit or allowance for looking after your child
  • There is a change in another allowance or benefit that you receive for looking after your child

Working in the Netherlands

You must inform us if you or your partner or ex-partner:

  • lives outside the Netherlands and stops working in the Netherlands
  • stops working in the Netherlands, and the other partner continues to work outside the Netherlands or receive a non-Dutch benefit
  • starts working in the Netherlands, and the other partner continues to work outside the Netherlands or receive a non-Dutch benefit.

If you live in the Netherlands and only have Turkish nationality and your child lives in Turkey, you must inform us if your employment in the Netherlands stops. However, you do not need to report this if you start receiving a Dutch sickness benefit (‘ZW benefit’) or unemployment benefit (‘WW benefit’) when you stop working.

Working outside the Netherlands

You must inform us if you or your partner or ex-partner:

  • starts working outside the Netherlands
  • starts working outside the country of residence
  • stops working outside the Netherlands 
  • starts receiving a non-Dutch benefit

Pension or benefit from the Netherlands

If your child lives in Turkey and you only have Turkish nationality, you must inform us if your Dutch sickness benefit (‘ZW benefit’) or unemployment benefit (‘WW benefit’) stops.

Your partner outside the Netherlands dies (also send a copy of the death certificate)

You or your partner is sent to prison or a detention centre.