Anw survivor benefit

If a child has lost both parents

Children up to the age of 15 can get an Anw orphan's benefit if they have lost both parents. Orphans aged 16 to 20 may also qualify for an Anw orphan's benefit if they meet additional requirements.

Who can get an Anw orphan’s benefit

A child can get an Anw orphan's benefit if he or she has lost both parents. It makes no difference whether the child is a natural child or an adopted child.
A child can only receive an orphan's benefit if the parent who died last was insured under the Anw scheme. (People who live or work in the Netherlands are insured). 

Orphan's benefit for orphans aged 16 to 20

Orphans aged 16 to 20 can qualify for an Anw orphan's benefit if they meet additional conditions.

Orphan's benefit if one of the parents has died

In the following situation, a child can get an orphan's benefit if one parent has died.

  • the mother has died, and
  • paternity has not been legally established

How to claim for orphan's benefit

Download the claim form for orphan's benefit under the Dutch National Survivor Benefits Act (Anw). The benefit can be claimed by the orphan's representative (guardian).

Claim form for orphan's benefit, pdf 805 kB