Fewer people can claim full state pension

Some 17% of the people claiming a state pension (AOW) in the Netherlands do not get the full amount because they have not lived in the country long enough, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday.

In total, 464,000 people are not entitled to the full pension of €1.001.94 for a single person or €1,373.56 for a couple.
In order to claim a full pension in the Netherlands you have to have lived in the country since the age of 15. For every year missed, the pension is cut by 2%.
The CBS says the increase in partial pensions is due to migration and the fact that many Dutch people also spend time living and working abroad.
Holland has some of the the toughest rules on state pension qualification in Europe.

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