TN 1 (03-97)
GN 01714.315 Facts About the Belgian Social Insurance Number
A. Description of the Belgian social insurance number
The Belgian social insurance number consists of 8 or 9 digits which are assigned as follows:
Digits 1-2 represent the year of birth;
Digits 3-4 represent the month of birth;
Digits 5-9 are chronologically assigned.
The Belgian social insurance number is used to control retirement and survivor claims.
The social insurance number is not used for invalidity claims. A separate number is assigned for these claims. If the disabled person dies, the survivor claim is controlled under the widow's own social insurance number.