BASIC (08-94)

GN 01726.025 Dutch Liaison Agencies

A. Introduction

The agreement designates two Dutch organizations as the liaison agencies for the agreement. The Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB) (in English, the Social Insurance Bank) is the agency responsible for retirement and survivor claims. The Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemers Verzekeringen (UWV) is responsible for disability claims. Both of these organizations are headquartered in Amsterdam but have numerous field offices throughout the Netherlands.

B. List of Dutch liason agencies

Below are the addresses of the two Dutch liaison agencies.

 APPLICANTS UNDER AGE 64

  • Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB)

    Afdeling Basisadministratie Verzekeringen

    Postbus 357

    1180 AJ Amstelveen, The Netherlands

    APPLICANTS OVER AGE 64

    Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB)

    Districtskantoor Groningen

    Afdeling Buitenland

    Postbus 576

    9700 AN Groningen, The Netherlands

    DISABILITY

    Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemers Verzekeringen (UWV)

    Bijzondere Zaken

    P.O. Box 57002

    1040 CC Amsterdam

    THE NETHERLANDS

C. Procedure

Follow the procedure below to determine the proper Dutch office.

 

If you are...the proper office is...
sending a claim for Dutch retirement
or survivor benefits
SVB, International
requesting a Dutch coverage record for a U.S. retirement or survivor claimSVB, International
sending a claim for Dutch disability benefitsUWV, Amsterdam
requesting a Dutch coverage record for a U.S. disability claimboth, SVB, International and UWV, Amsterdam (see GN 01726.320 for further discussion)
responding to an assistance request from any SVB or UWV officethe specific field office or headquarters office which requested assistance
in doubt as to where to writeSVB, International

There are other industrial insurance boards (called Bedrijfsvereniging) which process disability claims and operate independently of the UWV. Any requests from those offices should be routed to Division of Training and Program Support (DTPS) for instructions on how to respond.


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