Old-age pension

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:

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.

Additional income
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.