What is deducted from your remigration benefit?

If you receive a remigration benefit as well as another Dutch benefit or pension in your new country, that benefit or pension will be deducted from your remigration benefit. A contribution for Dutch health insurance (Zvw contribution) may also be deducted from your remigration benefit.

The following benefits are deducted from the remigration benefit:

  • AOW pension
  • Survivor benefit (Anw benefit)
  • Incapacity benefit under the WIA (Work and Income According to Labour Capacity Act)
  • Supplementary benefit (TW benefit)
  • Disablement assistance benefit for a disabled young person (Wajong benefit)
  • WAO incapacity benefit
  • Incapacity benefit for a self-employed person (WAZ benefit)

If you receive one or more of the above pensions or benefits, you may get a reduced remigration benefit, or your remigration benefit may not be payable at all.

If the amount of the other pension or benefit you receive goes up or down, we will probably have to adjust the amount of your remigration benefit. You should therefore always inform us about such a change within 6 weeks.

If you continue to be covered by Dutch health insurance in your new country, we will deduct health insurance contributions (Zvw contributions) from your remigration benefit. The amount deducted depends on the country you are moving to. The cost of health care in that country will be taken into account.

In certain countries, it is not possible to be covered by Dutch health insurance. In that case, we will pay you a health insurance allowance. The allowance will be paid together with your remigration benefit.