You live on your own (you do not share a household with another adult)

The amount of your AOW pension depends on your situation. If you are not married and you live on your own, you will normally get an AOW pension for a person living alone. This is a different amount than the AOW pension for a person living with another adult

Sometimes, it is not immediately clear what type of pension you should get: 

  • Somebody could be living in your house, but you can still get an AOW pension for a person living alone. For example, if you and the other person are not regarded as living in a shared household
  • Or you might get an AOW pension for a person living with another adult, even though you and your partner are not living at the same address.

Read more about the different situations and what kind of AOW pension you can get