Variable pension start date
You can bring forward your pension start date by up to 60 months. For each month brought forward, the pension is reduced by
0.36 %. The reduction is made from the early pension, not from the standard old-age pension. You can also apply to defer the start of your pension for up to 36 months.
A retroactive application is not possible.
Partial old-age pension
As soon as you are entitled to an early old-age pension, you are also entitled to a partial old-age pension.
You will receive your pension regardless of whether you continue to work as a veterinarian, receive other pensions or other income.
You can find the pension application and further information here.