State pension age increasing with 3 months in 2022: report

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As of 2022 the retirement age for state pension will increase from 67 years to 67 years and thee months, affecting those born after 1954, the Volkskrant reports based on a new life expectancy estimate by Statistics Netherlands

The retirement age is currently slowly being increased from 65 to 67 years. From the moment retirement age reaches 67 years in 2021, retirement age will increase along with life expectancy. According to the newspaper, this is recorded in Dutch law. The aim is for the average Dutch person to receive state pension for 18 years.

This means that from 2022, as life expectansy increases, the state pension retirement age will also increase. Though the government does have to announce the increase five years before hand - January 1st, 2017 in this case. 

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employement would not comment on the matter to NU.nl. 

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