The General Old Age Pensions Act (AOW) provides for a basic state pension. If you have lived or worked in the Netherlands, you will receive state pension from the Social Insurance Bank (SVB) from state pension age until your death. The costs of the state pension are rising, so the government is taking measures to keep it affordable. These include gradually raising the state pension age.
No reduction in pension for old age pensioners in ‘cost-sharing’ households
01-06-2017 | 15:09
Single old age pensioners who share a household with their son or daughter will retain their entitlement to the highest rate of...
No cut in state pension for victims of war
08-07-2016 | 14:00
Recognised victims of war will not have their old age state pension (AOW) cut, regardless of where they live. The cabinet...
Government to make it easier for pensioners to remain in employment
31-10-2014 | 12:58
It will be easier for pensioners to remain in employment if they wish. At present they often have to work through a temporary...