AOW pension

You look after someone, or someone looks after you

If you live alone and receive a pension for a person living alone, and you start living with someone you look after or who looks after you, your AOW pension will be paid at the rate for a person living together with another adult, which is based on 50% of the Dutch net minimum wage. However, if you and the person you look after or who looks after you both have your own independent accommodation and you meet the conditions for the two-house rule, you will continue to be entitled to a pension at the rate for a person living alone, which is based on 70% of the net minimum wage.

Transitional arrangement

If you started living with someone before 28 November 2014 in order to care for them, or because you needed care, you will continue to be entitled to a pension at the rate for a person living alone:

  • 'If you both have your own independent accommodation and you pay for your housing separately; and
  • as long as one of you needs extensive care. If you or the the person you live with no longer needs care, you should let us know. We will then reassess your domestic situation.