Remigration

Health insurance

If you leave the Netherlands to remigrate, you may be able to stay covered under Dutch health insurance. If not, you will get an allowance which you can use to take out health insurance in your new country of residence.

When can you stay covered under Dutch health insurance?

You can stay covered under Dutch health insurance if you:

  • receive another Dutch pension or benefit in addition to your remigration benefit, e.g. a WAO or (WIA) incapacity benefit, an AOW- old age pension or an Anw survivor benefit, and
  • live in a country of theEU or EEA, or in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cape Verde, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Serbia (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), Switzerland, Tunisia or Turkey, and
  • are not covered by health insurance in that country on the grounds of employment or because you receive a pension.

In that case, the SVB will deduct health insurance contributions (Zvw contributions) from your remigration benefit. You will find more information about this on the page entitled 'Deductions from your remigration benefit'.

When can you get an allowance for health insurance outside the Netherlands?

If you cannot stay covered under Dutch health insurance, you will get a health insurance allowance from us which you can use to take out health insurance in your new country of residence. The health insurance allowance will be paid at the same time as your remigration benefit. You will find more information about this on the page entitled Deductions from your remigration benefit.