Anw survivor benefit

Additional conditions for orphans aged 16 to 20

Orphans under 21 can get an orphan's benefit if the following situations apply:

Orphans aged 16 and 17 can qualify for an orphan's benefit if they:

  • attend full-time education aimed at obtaining a basic qualification (startkwalificatie), or
  • if they are exempt from obtaining a basic qualification, or
  • if they continue to attend full-time education after obtaining a basic qualification

Orphans aged 18 to 20 can get an orphan's benefit if they:

  • attend full-time education

Orphans aged 16 to 20 who run a household can qualify for an orphan's benefit if they:

  • are unmarried, do not live with a partner, and spend more than half their time running the household, and
  • the household contains another child who receives an orphan's benefit, e.g. a brother or sister, and
  • the orphan who runs the household has obtained a basic qualification or is exempt from obtaining a basic qualification