Payment of surviving dependants’ benefit outside the Netherlands

The Social Insurance Bank (SVB) pays your surviving dependants’ benefit into your bank account every month. You can also choose to have the benefit paid out once a quarter or once a year.

Payment dates for surviving dependants’ benefit

Log in to My SVB (information in Dutch) to see when the SVB pays your surviving dependants’ benefit.

For this you need a DigiD or a recognised means of eID from another European country. If you don’t have a DigiD see how to apply for a DigiD from abroad.

It might take a little longer until the money is in your account. This depends on the country where you live and on your bank.

Charges for payment outside the Netherlands

Charges may apply if you want your surviving dependants’ benefit paid into a bank account outside the Netherlands. The charges vary by country and by bank.

Having your surviving dependants’ benefit paid out once a quarter or once a year

If you receive a small amount of surviving dependants’ benefit and you pay a charge every month to have it paid into your bank account, you can save money by having it paid out once every 3 months or once a year. Contact the SVB to arrange this.

If you live in Spain, Türkiye, Morocco, Suriname or South Africa, you can contact the SVB office at the Dutch embassy.

Payment not always in euros

You will receive your surviving dependants’ benefit in euros, except if you live in:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • South Africa

In these countries you will receive payment in the local currency. The amount will vary each month due to the exchange rate. On the SVB website you can check the exchange rate on the date your benefit was paid.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

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