AOW pension

Claiming an AOW pension if you live in the Netherlands

You can claim your AOW pension quickly and easily via My SVB.

When can you claim your AOW pension?

About four months before you reach ýour AOW pension age, we will send you a letter about claiming your AOW pension. You cannot submit a claim before you have received our letter. If you have a personal Message Box (Berichtenbox), our letter will be sent to your Message Box.

You need to have the following ready when submitting your claim:

  • your bank account number (IBAN)
  • if you have worked outside the Netherlands:
    • scans of documents showing your periods of work outside the Netherlands and/or
    • a statement of periods of insurance outside the Netherlands

You cannot save information while you are filling in a form in My SVB

You cannot save information while you are completing your claim form. If you do not type anything for 20 minutes, you will be automatically logged out. If you upload files, the files together may not exceed 8 MB.