If a remigration benefit claimant dies
If someone dies before departure from the Netherlands
If a person submits a claim but dies before a decision is taken on the claim, we will not continue to process the claim. If his or her partner qualifies for a remigration benefit, we will ask him or her to submit a claim.
If someone dies after departure from the Netherlands
If the person who died received a remigration benefit, what happens to the benefit will depend on the family situation before he or she died.
• If the person who died was single
If the person who died was single and someone looked after him or her, that person may, in some cases, qualify for a death grant. A death grant consists of the amount the deceased was still entitled to. For example, the remigration benefit for the month in which the beneficiary died, and the month after that. NB: the death grant must be claimed within six months of the date of death.
• If the person who died was a single parent with an unmarried child under 18
The orphan will receive a monthly benefit of the same amount as the remigration benefit received by the deceased. If there is more than one orphan, this amount will be divided between them.
• If the person who died lived with you
If the person who died lived with you, and you receive a remigration benefit, the rate of your benefit will change to that for a single person or a single person with a child under 18. If the person who died received a remigration benefit, we will see whether you can get a remigration benefit or a survivor benefit (Anw benefit) as their partner.