Am I required to notify the Pension Fund of this?

The municipality automatically notifies the Pension Fund of most changes to your relationship. If you reside in the Netherlands and are about to marry or enter into a legally registered partnership, you are not required to notify the Pension Fund of this yourself.

But there are also situations in which the municipality does not notify the Pension Fund. For example, you are about to marry or enter into a legally registered partnership but are not resident in the Netherlands.

That is why it is worthwhile to notify the Pension Fund of any changes in your personal circumstances.

Will my pension change?

Your pension was determined at the time of your retirement. The Pension Fund sent you a letter informing you of the Regulations under which your pension was granted.

Any relationship you may have had at the time of your retirement (i.e. whether or not you were partnered) determines how your pension is calculated. As a general rule, your pension rights will not change if you marry or start cohabiting after your retirement. There are however a number of exceptions to this rule. Please contact the Pension Fund for precise information regarding the consequences of marriage or cohabitation for your personal pension situation. The staff of the Pension Administration and Information department are pleased to assist you with any questions and comments you may have.

Will my partner be entitled to partner’s pension?

We cannot give any general rule for this. This depends on the Regulations that apply to you.

The best thing to do is to contact the Pension Fund with this question. The staff of the Pension Administration and Information department can access your pension records and would be glad to give you personal information.

Children

You are not required to notify the Pension Fund of the birth of a child from yourself and your new partner. As a general rule, your child is entitled to an orphan’s pension in the event of your predecease.
Your new partner may already have children. If you are responsible for the maintenance of these children, the general rule is that they will be entitled to an orphan’s pension in the event of your predecease.
There are a number of exceptions to the rules above.

You can find more information about partner's and orphan’s pension via the link below.

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You have retired part-time

You have partially retired and you have arranged to have part of your pension paid out while remaining in active employment with Shell.