Making use of a pension regulation

What needs to be arranged if you are making use of a pension regulation? A brief overview.

Pension according the Collective Labour Agreement

If you have a permanent contract with the University this contract legally expires on the day you reaches the AOW-pension age. This is a stipulation of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universitites. Your ABP Retirement Pension commences on this date.
You do not have to request the ABP Retirement Pension yourself. Six months before you reach the AOW-pension age you will receive an application form from the ABP and an indication of what your pension will be.

ABP Multi-Option Pension (KeuzePensioen/OuderdomsPensioen)

If you wish to request the ABP Multi-Option Pension, it is advisable to start the procedure about six months beforehand and to inform the University of your decision. You will need to offer your resignation to the University (not required by ABP). You can request the ABP Multi-Option Pension yourself online (only in Dutch). It is also possible to arrange this with the ABP by telephone: please send an application form 6 months before you wish to retire to the ABP. Contact the ABP to request an application form.

Remaining leave hours

You are expected to take your remaining leave hours before the end of your contract, in consultation with your manager. You can find more information about the end of your contract and leave in in the Holiday Procedure (pdf). At the termination or expiry of your contract you receive the holiday allowance you have built up and a proportional amount of the annual bonus.

Deregistering from ABP

At the end of your contract the University will deregister you as a staff member from the ABP Pension Fund. You can find further information about the ABP on the ABP website or in this special brochure 'Your pension in the Netherlands'.

Participation in collective insurance

Insofar as applicable, you may continue to participate in the University’s collective healthcare insurance once you have retired. Further information about cancelling or continuing collective insurance plans.

Further information

You can find further information about the ABP on the ABP website or in this special brochure 'Your pension in the Netherlands'.

Last Modified: 01-11-2016