Pensioners living abroad must send original life certificates (“Attestatie De Vita”) on a regular basis. Failing to send your Life Certificate on time will result in blocking of pension payment until proof of life has been received by SZV.
Pensioners living abroad.
For pensioners residing in the Dutch Kingdom, but outside of Sint Maarten:
SZV’s pension policy demands a Life Certificate 2X per year. The calendar year periods in which the pensioner should validate and submit their Life Certificate are:
- from November 15th, up and until December 15th and
- from May 15th, up and until June 15th.
For pensioners residing outside of the Dutch Kingdom:
SZV’s pension policy demands a Life Certificate every 3 months. The Calendar year periods in which the pensioner should validate and submit their Life Certificate are:
- from February 15th, up and until March15th,
- from May 15th, up and until June 15th,
- from August 15th up and until September15th and
- from November 15th, up and until December 15th.
Once the Life Certificate is submitted in accordance with the above mentioned period the pensioner will receive their monthly pension benefits over the period covered by their Life Certificate. If the Life Certificate is submitted late, the pension benefits will be temporarily discontinued (blocked) and payments will be delayed.
What to send
- The life certificate (if possible please use the SZV Life Certificate format)
A life certificate is a legal document signed and validated by an authorized person stating that this person is alive. SZV accepts as authorized persons: Justices of Peace, a Notary Public, a Civil Law Notary, the Dutch Embassy, the Civil Registry of one of the other countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and SVB offices in Aruba, Curaçao, BES.
- The life Certificate can be scanned and emailed to SZV first, awaiting the originals by airmail. Scanned Life Certificates are valid for 2 months awaiting the arrival of the originals.
Life Certificates validated outside of the appointed periods have limited validity (equal to a Life Certificate issued in the preceding appointed period).