General

Update: Information about Brexit

31/10/2019

The United Kingdom (UK) wants to leave the European Union (EU) by 31 January 2020 at the latest. On 17 October 2019, the UK and the EU reached an agreement (‘deal’) about the conditions for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (‘Brexit’). The British and European parliaments still need to approve the Brexit legislation.

There is still a chance of a no-deal Brexit. The Netherlands has made special arrangements to mitigate the adverse effects of a no-deal Brexit on current pensions and benefits, and on A1-certificates.

If you receive a Dutch old age pension (AOW pension) or survivor benefit (Anw benefit) and you are resident in the UK, or if you receive child benefit for a child who is resident in the UK, or if you work in the UK with an A1 certificate from the Netherlands, we will send you a separate letter about Brexit. The letter will be sent as soon as the conditions for the UK’s withdrawal are clear: with or without an agreement (‘deal’ or ‘no deal’). However, if Brexit is postponed again or cancelled, we will not send you a letter.

If you want to know what Brexit means for your Dutch old age pension, take a look at the frequently asked questions on this page. These have been answered for both ‘deal’ and ‘no deal’ scenarios.

You can find more information about Brexit on the Dutch government's website.