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GN 01714.025 Belgian Liaison Agencies

A. Introduction

There are three liaison agencies in Belgium that are responsible for implementing the Belgian agreement. There is a pension agency which processes retirement and survivor claims of salaried workers and their survivors. The self-employment agency processes retirement and survivor claims of self-employed individuals and their survivors. And finally, there is a disability agency which processes all disability claims. Since there are two official languages used in Belgium (French and Flemish), each of the three Belgian liaison agencies has a French branch and a Flemish branch.

B. List of Belgian liaison agencies

  1. Salaried Workers

    Rijksdienst voor Pensioenen (RVP)
    Zuidertoren 3
    1060 Brussel, Belgium

    Office National des Pensions (ONP)
    Tour du Midi 3
    1060 Bruxelles, Belgium

  2. Self-employed Workers

    Rijksinstituut voor de Sociale Verzekeringen der Zelfstandigen
    (RSVZ)
    Jan Jacobsplein 6
    1000 Brussel, Belgium

    Institut National d'Assurances Sociales pour Travailleurs
    Independants
    (INASTI)
    Place Jean Jacobs 6
    1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

  3. Disability

    Rijksinstituut voor Ziekte-en Invaliditeitsverzekering (RIZIV)
    Tervurenlaan 211
    1150 Brussel, Belgium

    Institut National d'Assurance Maladie-Invalidite (INAMI)
    Avenue de Tervuren 211
    1150 Bruxelles, Belgium

C. Procedure

Use the following procedure to determine the proper Belgian agency.

  1. Claim for Belgian Benefits or Request for Belgian Coverage Record

    • If you are sending a claim for Belgian retirement or survivor benefits or requesting a Belgian coverage record for a retirement or survivor claim, then send the claim or request to the Rijksdienst voor Pensioenen (RVP).

    • If you are sending a claim for Belgian disability benefits or requesting a Belgian coverage record for a disability claim, then send the claim to the Rijksinstituut voor Ziekte-en Invaliditeitsverzekering (RIZIV).

  2. Response to Assistance Request from a Belgian Agency

    If you are responding to an assistance request from a Belgian agency, then write to the branch of the agency which requested the information.


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0201714025
GN 01714.025 - Belgian Liaison Agencies - 03/24/2014
Batch run: 03/24/2014
Rev:03/24/2014