Further increase of the state pension age in the Netherlands

The state pension age, the age at which someone is entitled to the old-age pension facilitated by the state when you meet the requirements, is currently (in 2016) 65 years and 6 months. This age increases yearly, based on the increased life expectancy.

In the current law, the increase of age is taken up per year, up to the year 2021. In that year, the state pension age will be 67 years. A possible increase for 2022 must be decided upon ultimately on January 1st 2017. And so the government did. The Ministry of Social Affairs confirmed at the end of October 2016 that in 2022 the pension age will be 67 and 3 months. Due to the greater longevity, further increases are to be expected over the coming years.