Disability Pension

The disability pension is a benefit that you receive when you become permanently incapacitated for work. The amount of the disability pension that can be awarded equals the senior’s pension amount that you would have received if you were able to work until your retirement age.

The Board of APS decides whether you will receive a disability pension. This decision is taken based on a medical examination by a medical committee consisting of three independent medical doctors appointed by the Board. After you are awarded disability pension, it is possible that you are re-examined for your diagnosed disability.

Payment of your disability pension

Your disability pension is paid to you each month. This payment can only be made into a local bank account registered in your name. If you live in the Netherlands, you need to have an account with ING Bank for this purpose.

Live abroad? Attestatie de Vita

If you live abroad, you must submit an ‘Attestatie de Vita’ (life certificate) to APS twice a year, in the months of June and December, to continue to receive your pension. You can apply for this document with the Census Office. You do not have to submit a life certificate if you live in Sint Maarten.

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