High-ranking organizations KBO-PCOB, Koepel Retired, FASv and NOOM commissioned Regioplan to carry out the investigation.
Between 2009 and 2019, the number of AOW recipients with a paid job rose from 138,000 to 215,000. The survey shows that relatively often AOW pensioners continue to work with debts.
The elderly organizations believe that people in their sixties and seventies often continue to work to keep themselves afloat financially. “For the group of older people with an income below the critical income threshold, it may be necessary to continue to work after the AOW in order to make ends meet every month,” write the older organizations in a joint press release.
It’s a problem when you’re forced to keep working, says Sven Stijnman, spokesman for the KBO-PCOB. “At some point you have to end your working life, that feeling in retirement is apparently not for everyone.”