You have children or you are expecting a child. When you die, your children will be entitled to an orphan’s pension. There are certain conditions that apply, for example relating to stepchildren and foster children. You can find out more on this in the pension regulations.
What do you need you do?
- Do you live in the Netherlands?
You don't have to register your child. We will receive all the details from the municipality you live in.
- Do you live abroad?
Report the birth of your child to the pension fund. You can send us an email or you can call us.
- Do you have stepchildren or foster children?
And would you like them to be eligible for an orphan’s pension? If so, you need to register them with the pension fund. You can send us an email or you can call us.
What are the most important conditions?
- your child has been conceived before your retirement date, and
- your child has not yet turned 18, or
- your child has not yet turned 27 and is studying in the sense of the Law on Study Finance 2000 (Wet op de studiefinanciering 2000) or your child is disabled for work in the sense of the Young Persons Disability Benefits Act (Wet Arbeidsongeschiktheidsvoorziening Jonggehandicapten).
The orphan's pension stops when your child dies.
How much is the orphan's pension?
The orphan’s pension is 14% of the retirement pension. All amounts will appear on your annual pension overview at