Anw survivor benefit

If you live in the Netherlands

If you live in the Netherlands, you must report changes in your situation within 4 weeks so that you always receive the right amount.

Changes you do not have to report

  • If you live in the Netherlands, you do not have to report the changes listed below

    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, if applicable) move to another address in the Netherlands
    • A member of your family dies
    • A marriage or registered partnership is concluded in the Netherlands

What changes do you have to report?

You must always report the following changes within 4 weeks:

  • A change in your domestic situation or family circumstances
    • 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
    • There is a change in parental authority over a child
    • The foster situation of a child changes
    • A child is adopted
    • You are going to start living with someone
    • Someone else moves in with you (multi-person household)
    • Someone leaves your address (multi-person household)
    • You start renting out a room or start renting a room yourself
    • 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 income from your own business or self-employed activities or from a country other than the Netherlands, you are obliged to report any changes in that income yourself.

    If you receive a monthly fixed income from wages or benefits in the Netherlands, the Dutch Tax Administration will provide us with the details. However, we would still advise you to inform us yourself if there are any increases to your income with the exception of small yearly or half-yearly rises. 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.

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

  • Incapacity benefit
    • You have been declared fit for work
    • You are disabled for work and are going to start working again
    • You become less than 45% disabled for work

  • Imprisonment or detention
    • 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

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.