Anw survivor benefit

If the orphan lives in the Netherlands

If the orphan lives in the Netherlands, you must report changes in the orphan's situation within 4 weeks. The orphan will then always receive the correct amount.

What changes do you have to report?

  • What changes do you have to report to us?
    • The orphan is adopted
    • The orphan is assigned a new representative
    • The orphan is legitimised or acknowledged by a man
    • The identity of the orphan's father has been established in court
    • The orphan gets a benefit from a country other than the Netherlands
    • There is a change in the non-Dutch benefit
    • The orphan's nationality changes
    • The orphan’s representative moves house
    • The orphan is sent to prison, a detention centre or a closed treatment facility
    • The orphan is ordered to go to prison, a detention centre or a closed treatment facility, but refuses to go
  • The orphan is 16 or older
    • The orphan is no longer attending full-time education or combining education with work
    Clarification:
    You only need to report this change if the orphan:
    - lives in the Netherlands and has obtained a diploma at one of the following types of school in the Netherlands: MBO level 2 or higher, HAVO or VWO, or
    - lives in the Netherlands and is 18 or older, or
    - lives outside the Netherlands

    • The orphan is again able to attend full-time education or combine education with work after suffering from an illness or disability.
    Clarification:
    You only need to report this change if the orphan is 16 or 17 and
    - lives in the Netherlands and has obtained a diploma at one of the following types of school in the Netherlands: MBO level 2 or higher, HAVO or VWO, or
    - lives outside the Netherlands

    • The orphan gets married or enters into a registered partnership
    • The orphan is no longer taking care of another orphan and no longer spends most of his or her time running the household

If you do not comply with the rules

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

Avoid a fine

Avoid a fine by reporting changes on time.