If a remigration benefit claimant dies
If the person who receives a remigration benefit dies, the remigration benefit will stop.
If the claimant dies before they were meant to leave the Netherlands
If a person claims a remigration benefit but dies before a decision is taken on the claim, we will stop processing the claim. If the deceased had a partner, we will check whether the partner can get a remigration benefit.
If the claimant dies after they left the Netherlands
If the person who receives a remigration benefit dies, what happens to the benefit will depend on whether they were living alone or with a partner.
If the person who died did not have a partner and was not living with any children, but someone looked after him or her, that person may, in some cases, qualify for a final payment.
This is the amount that was still owing to the person who died, for example the remigration benefit for the month of death.
The person who took care of the deceased must apply to us for this final payment within 6 months.
If the deceased had a partner, we will check whether the partner can get a remigration benefit, or an Anw survivor benefit. If so, we will send the partner a letter about this.
If the person who died did not have a partner but was living with a child for whom a remigration benefit was paid, the child can get a payment every month. To get this payment, the child must be unmarried and under 18.
The amount the child will get is 50% of the remigration benefit for a married person. If the deceased lived with more than one child under 18, the amount is divided between the children aged under 18.
If a child can get this benefit, we will send the child a letter about this.