It may be reassuring to know that your partner and children are well cared for after your death. They will receive survivor's pension, also known as partner pension and orphan's pension.
Your partner and children get survivor's pension after your death
- Your partner gets a life-long partner pension.
- Your children get orphan's pension until they reach the age of 25.
3 frequently asked questions on survivor's pension
How much do my partner and children get upon my death? Log in and find out how much your partner and children receive upon your death.
What do my partner and children need to do upon my death? Your partner and children need to submit an application for survivor's pension. A few days after your death, they will receive a letter and an application form from us.
- When do my partner and children receive the first payment?
They will receive payment around the 25th of each month. We pay once a month, so the first payment may take place a few weeks after the application is submitted.
What happens upon death?
We make sure your partner and children get their allowance as soon as possible.
You can find out how much your partner and children get upon your death when you log in.
Cohabitation contract: register your partner
You only have to register your partner with us if you have a cohabitation contract.
Are you married or in a registered partnership? Then we will be notified by the municipality.
If you live and die in the Netherlands, your family does not need to contact us. The municipality will notify us automatically. If you live and die abroad, your relatives do need to notify us.
Within 6 days of your death, your partner and children will receive a letter and application form, indicating the amount they get. Applying for survivor's pension only requires them to answer a few simple questions.
Within 5 work days of submitting the application form, your partner and children will receive a letter from us listing the first payment date.
Your partner and children will be paid around the 25th of each month. We pay once a month, so the first payment may take place a few weeks after the application is submitted.