AOW pension

Can I have my AOW pension paid as a lump sum?

You cannot have your AOW pension paid as a lump sum. This is not legally allowed. If you live outside the Netherlands, however, you can have your AOW pension paid on a quarterly or an annual basis.

Have your AOW pension paid quarterly or annually

AOW pensions are normally paid every month, even if the amount is small. If you live outside the Netherlands, however, you can choose to have your pension paid per quarter or per year. You can save on bank charges this way, because fewer transfers will be needed. Contact your SVB office if you wish to have your pension paid quarterly or annually.