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

If one parent has died, a child can get an orphan's benefit if:

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

How to claim an orphan's benefit

Orphan's benefit can be claimed by the orphan or his or her representative. They should contact the SVB to ask for a claim form. The form will then be sent to them by post.