Regular old-age pension
When you reach the standard retirement age, you are entitled to an old-age pension. If you were born before 1 January 1953, you reach the standard retirement age when you turn 65. If you were born after 31 December 1952, the standard retirement age is raised as follows:
|Year of birth||Standard age limit||Year of birth||Standard age limit|
|1953||65 years plus 2 months||1959||66 years plus 2 months|
|1954||65 years plus 4 months||1960||66 years plus 4 months|
|1955||65 years plus 6 months||1961||66 years plus 6 months|
|1956||65 years plus 8 months||1962||66 years plus 8 months|
|1957||65 years plus 10 months||1963||66 years plus 2 months|
|1958||66 years||ab 1964||67 years|
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.