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:

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 0.40 %. 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.

Additional income
You will receive your pension regardless of whether you continue to work as a doctor, receive other pensions or other income.

Single supplement
Your old-age pension is increased by 10.00 % if there are no persons entitled to a pension at the start of your pension.

You can find the pension application form and further information here.