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Continued payment of wages during illness shortened for AOW employees

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versieEffective date: 1 July 2023

What has changed?

Do you employ a state pensioner (AOW or state pension aged employee)? The period you have to continue to pay their wages in case of illness (sick pay) has been shortened to 6 weeks.

This period of 6 weeks is applicable from 1 July 2023. For those AOW employees who were already ill on 1 July 2023, the period of 13 weeks sick pay stays valid. For those AOW employees who fall ill on or after 1 July 2023 the 6-week period will apply.

For whom?


This change of the transitional law on working after state pension age came into force on 1 July 2023.

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