AIO supplement

What changes do you have to report?

If there is a change in your situation, you must report this to us within 4 weeks. That way, you will always receive the correct amount.

What changes do you not need to report to us

  • What changes do you not need to report to us?

    Because you live in the Netherlands, your municipal authorities will inform us automatically of the following changes. NB: you must inform the municipality promptly of the change.

    • A change of address within the Netherlands involving you or your family
    • Death of a family member in the Netherlands
    • A marriage or registered partnership which is concluded in the Netherlands
    • Divorce (in the Netherlands)
    • A new nationality

What changes must be reported?

You or your representative must always report the following changes within 4 weeks

  • A change in your domestic situation
    • A person aged 21 or over starts living at your adress (co-resident) You do not have to report this to us if this person is registered with the municipality (gemeente) as living at your address
    • A person aged 21 or over has left your address (co-resident) You do not have to report this to us if this person has been deregistered from your address with the municipality
    • A person aged 21 or over living at your address has started studying or training outside the Netherlands
    • You start renting out a room or start renting a room yourself (co-resident)
    • You no longer rent out a room to a person living at your address (co-resident)
    • You no longer rent a room from a person living at your address (co-resident)
    • You move to another address temporarily, for example, you start living with a relative or are admitted to hospital or a nursing home
    • You start living with a partner without getting married
    • You separate from your spouse
    • You no longer live at the same address as your partner
    • You no longer live with your partner as an unmarried couple
    • You and your spouse separate
    • You and your spouse start living together again after having lived separately for a long time
    • You and your spouse have been living separately for a long time and you start living with someone else
    • You get married or enter into a registered patnership outside the Netherlands
    • You and your spouse are getting a divorce outside the Netherlands
    • You or your partner passes away outside the Netherlands
    • You or your partner passes away outside the Netherlands
    • You or your partner starts living outside the Netherlands
    • Your residence permit changes
  • Special living situations, for example, a nursing home or care home
    • You or your partner is admitted to a nursing home or care home
    • You or your partner is discharged from a nursing home or care home
    • You or your partner is admitted to hospital
    • You or your partner is discharged from hospital
    • You or your partner is placed in a sheltered living facility on the basis of a judicial order
    • You or your partner is discharged from a sheltered living facility on the basis of a judicial order
  • Income
    • You start working
    • Your income from work goes up or down
    • You start receiving a benefit
    • You start receiving a personal budget (PGB)
    • Your child aged 16 or 17 starts working or receiving a benefit
    • You start receiving a pension or benefit from outside the Netherlands
    • Your pension or benefit from outside the Netherlands goes up or down
    • You start receiving alimony
    • Your alimony goes up or down
    • You receive income retrospectively for a period for which you have already received an AIO supplement
    • You receive a refund or provisional refund from the Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst)
    • The amount of your refund or provisional refund from the Tax and Customs Administration has gone up or down
    • You start receiving income from self-employment or business activities
    • Your income from self-employment or business activities goes up or down
    • You start receiving income from a new source
    All income received by you and your partner is taken into account for the AIO supplement. Therefore, the changes listed above also apply to your partner.

  • Capital and assets
    • Savings
    • Inheritance or gifts
    • Insurance or pension payments
    • Division of property after a divorce or termination of cohabitation
    • Goods of value, such as cars, art works, antiques, jewelry
    • A lottery prize

    Capital and assets include: all movable and immovable property and money, both inside and outside the Netherlands, owned by you, your partner and, if applicable, your minor child living at home with you.

  • Period of stay outside the Netherlands

    To keep your AIO supplement, you cannot stay outside the Netherlands for more than 13 weeks a year. You can go abroad several times a year, as long as you stay within the maximum allowed number of weeks per year. You have to let us know in advance if you plan to go abroad. Tell us the departure and return dates of your trip. If you are outside the Netherlands for more than 13 weeks, your AIO supplement will stop.

    Even if your stay starts in one year and ends in the next year, you cannot stay away for more than 13 consecutive weeks.

    If you have a partner under the AOW pension age for whom you receive AIO supplement, he or she can stay outside the Netherlands for a maximum of 4 weeks a year without your AIO supplement for him or her stopping.

  • Living outside the Netherlands
    • You are going to live outside the Netherlands
    • Your partner is going to live outside the Netherlands
  • Imprisonment or detention
    • You go to prison or enter a detention centre or a closed treatment facility
    • You are ordered to go to prison, a detention centre or a closed treatment facility, but you refuse to go

Avoid a fine

Avoid a fine by reporting changes on time.

If you do not comply with the rules

Read the information provided carefully to make sure you know what your obligations are.