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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.




    Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB)

    Afdeling Basisadministratie Verzekeringen

    Postbus 357

    1180 AJ Amstelveen, The Netherlands


    Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB)

    Districtskantoor Groningen

    Afdeling Buitenland

    Postbus 576

    9700 AN Groningen, The Netherlands


    Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemers Verzekeringen (UWV)

    Bijzondere Zaken

    P.O. Box 57002

    1040 CC Amsterdam


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 claim SVB, International
sending a claim for Dutch disability benefits UWV, Amsterdam
requesting a Dutch coverage record for a U.S. disability claim both, SVB, International and UWV, Amsterdam (see GN 01726.320 for further discussion)
responding to an assistance request from any SVB or UWV office the specific field office or headquarters office which requested assistance
in doubt as to where to write SVB, 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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