When should you take action?

If you divorce or end a registered partnership or cohabitation

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If you divorce or end a registered partnership or cohabitation

Your ex-partner is entitled to half the old-age pension you accrued during the marriage or the period of the registered partnership. You can make alternative arrangements with your ex-partner. You will need to record these agreements in a divorce agreement. You or your former partner must let us know within two years what agreements you have made, in order to ensure that the former partner receives part of the old-age pension directly from the fund. If you fail to do this within the set term, you will have to pay the part of the old-age pension belonging to your former partner to your former partner yourself.

Please note: The right to a portion of the old-age pension does not apply to unmarried couples living together. Unmarried people who are living together must make their own arrangements for the distribution of the old-age pension.

Your ex-partner is also entitled to the partner’s pension that you accrued until the date of divorce or termination of the registered partnership. You do not have to take any action in respect of this right to partner’s pension, unless your ex-partner waives this right, in which case you must inform the pension fund.

Please note: Unmarried people who live together may also be entitled to partner's pension. 

 

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Further information

More information about your old-age pension is provided in the pension regulations on the documents page of our website (in Dutch).