What is the AOW pension age?
The AOW pension age is the age at which you can start to receive your AOW old age pension. On 1 January 2013, the AOW pension age will be increased by one month. In the following years, the AOW pension age will be gradually increased to 66 in 2019 and 67 in 2023. As from 2024, the AOW pension age will be linked to life expectancy.
What is your AOW pension age?
If you were born before 1 January 1948, your AOW pension age is 65.
If you were born on or after 1 January 1948, your AOW pension age will depend on your date of birth. Fill in your date of birth below to find out when your AOW pension will start.
During negotiations for a coalition government, the VVD (People's Party for Freedom and Democracy) and the PvdA (Labour Party) agreed at the beginning of October 2012 on a faster increase in the AOW pension age. Under the agreement, the AOW pension age is to increase gradually to 66 in 2018 and 67 in 2021.
NB: our calculation of the commencement date of your AOW pension is still based on current legislation.
The new Dutch coalition government has announced that it wants to raise the AOW pension age at a faster rate than originally planned. The lower and upper houses of the Dutch parliament still have to agree to this.