Anger over pension for jailed killer

The ex-wife of jailed serial killer Willem van Eijk has begun a campaign to have his state pension (AOW) stopped. Van Eijk recently turned 65, entitling him to the basic €886 pension.

The social security benefits paid to younger prisoners are stopped after one month in jail. Adrie (who does not want to give her surname) says she is not acting out of revenge. ‘It’s crazy,’ she told the Volkskrant. ‘He gets the same amount of money as me but does not have to pay for food or rent.’ Christian Democrat MP Rikus Jager has asked the justice ministry to investigate.

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