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AOW pension

Supplementary allowance and the increase in the AOW pension age

Due to the increase in the AOW pension age, my AOW pension will start later. Is this the same for the supplementary allowance?

Yes. An example: if you turn 65 on 17 March 2013, both your pension and supplementary allowance will start as from 17 April 2013.

I already get a supplementary allowance for my wife. How long will this continue?

An example: in 2013, the AOW pension age is 65 years and one month. If your wife turns 65 on 21 May 2013, she will receive an AOW pension as from 21 June 2013. Your supplementary allowance will then be paid until 20 June 2013.

In 2015, the AOW pension age will be 65 years and 3 months. Will the supplementary allowance be paid until that age?

Yes. An example: if your partner turns 65 on 7 March 2015, his or her AOW pension will start as from 7 June 2015. Your supplementary allowance will be paid until 6 June 2015.

I am receiving an AOW pension without a supplementary allowance. My husband's current income will stop as from January 2005 while his AOW pension will not start until April 2015. Will I be entitled to a supplementary allowance during that period?

No. After 1 January 2015 you cannot get a supplementary allowance if your husband loses his income. If his income were to stop in December 2014, you would be entitled to a supplementary allowance until your husband reached his AOW pension age in April 2015. 

I will be 65 in November 2014. Does the increase in the AOW pension age mean I won't get a supplementary allowance?

No. If you turn 65 in November or December 2014, you will still be entitled to a supplementary allowance, provided that you got married or started living together before 1 January 2015.

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