Division of Entitlement
Married couples and co-habiting couples can conclude an agreement to divide their earned entitlement and future entitlement. An agreement on dividing pension payments can also be concluded after persons begin drawing their pension.
Division must be reciprocal
The division of entitlement must be reciprocal, i.e. your spouse must grant you the same proportion of his/her entitlement. For this reason both persons must divide their entitlements. You can assign up to half of your pension entitlement to your spouse.
Division of entitlement earned
An agreement on division of entitlement earned must be concluded before the elder spouse reaches age 65. After the division, the retirement pension entitlement of both persons are independent and each of them receives a lifelong retirement pension.
Division of future entitlement
This involves the division of the retirement pension entitlement earned after the conclusion of the agreement and until the marriage, cohabitation or partnership ends.
- Future entitlement (that you will earn in the coming years)
- Is cancelled upon divorce or separation
Frequently asked questions
Can a spouse receive part of my entitlement to a lifelong pension?
Yes, married couples and co-habiting couples can conclude an agreement to divide their earned entitlement and future entitlement. An agreement on dividing pension payments can also be concluded after you begin drawing your pension.
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