Claiming an AOW pension if you live in the Netherlands

If you live in the Netherlands, you will receive a letter from us about claiming your AOW pension about 4 months before you reach your AOW pension age. 

After you receive this letter you can claim your AOW pension. If you submit a claim earlier, your claim will not be processed.

If you have a Message Box, the letter will be sent to your Message Box.

If it is less than 4 months before you reach your AOW pension age and you have not received a letter from us, please contact us.

Filling in your claim, step by step

Read the simple explanation of when and how to claim your AOW pension.

You live outside the Netherlands

If you live outside the Netherlands, you should apply for your AOW pension 6 months before you reach your AOW pension age. How to apply depends on the country where you live.

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Last check: 1 August 2021