The government has decided to increase the AOW pension age at an accelerated rate from 2016. This has immediate consequences for retirees born between 1 October 1950 and 1 April 1956 who receive a temporary old age pension (TOP).
New AOW pension age timeline
The AOW pension age will be raised in three-month steps from 2016 and in four-month steps from 2018. The AOW pension age will be 66 in 2018 and 67 in 2021. The timeline for the increase is shown below.
After 2021, the AOW pension age is linked to life expectancy. In 2022, the state pension age of 67 and three months.
You can calculate the new start date of your AOW pension on the SVB website