Applying for an AIO supplement
You can apply for an AIO supplement shortly before or after you reach your AOW pension age. How to apply for the supplement depends on whether you have built up rights to an AOW pension.
If you have built up rights to an AOW pension
Around five months before your reach your AOW pension age, you will receive a letter from us about claiming your AOW pension. If you do not get a full pension, for example, because you have lived outside the Netherlands for some time, you will receive another letter around two months before you reach your AOW pension age, referring you to our web page svb.nl/aio/wijzer. By filling in a few questions, you can find out whether you are eligible for an AIO supplement. If so, you can ask for a claim form online straight away.
You can receive an AIO supplement from the date you reach your AOW pension age. However, if you submit your claim after you have reached your AOW pension age, we can only pay the supplement as from the date of your claim.
If you have not built up rights to an AOW pension
If you are not entitled to an AOW pension and have little or no income after reaching the AOW pension age, click on the link below to find out if you can get an AIO supplement. You will be asked to answer a few questions. If it appears that you are eligible for an AIO supplement, you can ask for a claim form online straight away.
If you are under the AOW pension age
If you are still under the AOW pension age, you cannot get an AIO supplement from the SVB. However, you can apply to your municipal authorities for assistance.