Claiming an AOW pension if you live in the Netherlands

You will receive a letter about your AOW pension about 4 months before you reach your AOW pension age. You cannot submit a claim before you receive our letter.

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.

If 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.