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.
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