What is an AOW pension bridging benefit?

You may face a temporary drop in income due to the increase in the AOW pension age. For example, if your VUT early retirement benefit or similar pension or benefit stops, decreases or is replaced by an old-age pension before your AOW pension starts. If this applies to you, you may be able to get a bridging benefit (OBR) to supplement your income until your AOW pension takes effect. The bridging benefit is not a loan.

Find out whether you can get a bridging benefit (OBR)

Answer the questions to see whether you qualify for a bridging benefit.

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Maximum OBR bridging benefit amounts