About the SVB

What we do

Everyone who has lived or worked in the Netherlands will almost certainly come into contact with the SVB sooner or later. When that happens, we will help you deal with an event in your life that has consequences for your social security position. For example, you may need a personal health budget or want to claim a pension or benefit. The SVB administers these and many other social schemes and arrangements, paying you what you are entitled to and keeping you informed about changes. We also check that payments are made correctly, to ensure a fair social security system for all.

Apart from implementing social security schemes, we are also involved in preparing and testing new schemes. After all, policy can only be effective if the schemes can be implemented smoothly and efficiently. That is why we advise the government about issues concerning the implementation and feasibility of new legislation.