What will happen to my pension

You build up pension rights under the national pension scheme of the country where you work. Read how this works and whether your situation will be affected by the coronavirus measures.

If you temporarily stop working in Belgium because of the coronavirus measures, you will continue to build up rights to a Belgian old age pension (rustpensioen). 

If you are receiving a Belgian unemployment benefit, this period is treated the same as if you were working and will still count towards your pension. It will also count towards whether you can get an early retirement pension.

You can find a list of questions and answers about this on the website of the Federal Pension Service (FPD). If your question is not on the list, you can contact the FPD.

If you temporarily stop working in Germany because of the coronavirus measures, you will continue to build up rights to a German old age pension. 

If you are temporarily unemployed and receiving a German unemployment benefit (Arbeitslosengeld I), this period is treated the same as if you were working and will still count towards your pension (Altersrente).

You can find information about the coronavirus measures in Germany on the website of the Deutsche Rentenversicherung (DRV). Contact details are also available.

If you temporarily stop working in the Netherlands because of the coronavirus measures, you will continue to build up rights to a Dutch old age pension (AOW pension). 

If your work activities in the Netherlands have stopped temporarily, you will remain insured under the Dutch national insurance schemes. Your period of inactivity will still count towards your pension. 

If you have any questions about building up AOW pension rights, please contact us.