In the event of the death of a UM employee, the surviving dependants (partner/ex-partner and children) are generally entitled to a surviving dependants’ pension from the ABP Pension Fund. The level of this pension is based on the level of accrued retirement pension rights. For more information visit the website of ABP (only in Dutch).
ANW Shortfall insurance
The the Surviving Dependants Act (Anw) survivor benefit is discontinued with effect from 1 May 2018.
All universities, including Maastricht University, through VSNU have reached an agreement with insurance company elipsLife. Here you can conclude an ANW shortfall insurance. More information on the withdrawal of ANW compensation and the insurance of elipsLife can be found in the elipsLife brochure.
Partner Plus Pension
As of 1 January 2016 the ABP Dependants Pension increases and you will build up a dependants pension (to a maximum of 70%). Due to this the PartnerPlusPension will expire. Pension build-up for employees with an annual income of over €100,000 has been reduced. Whether the employee takes steps to arrange a pension (for > 100,000) is an individual decision. For more information visit the website of ABP (only in Dutch).
Depentants’ Pension for children
The ABP Dependants’ Pension for children is a provision for the children of a deceased employee. The children are generally entitled to the pension until they reach the age of 21. For more information visit the website of ABP (only in Dutch).
Dependants’ Pension for ex-partner
The former spouse of the deceased employee is entitled to partner pension as well. This pension is referred to as special partner pension. The level of the special partner pension is proportionate to the number of years of service accrued until the date on which the divorce was pronounced. For more information visit the website of ABP (only in Dutch).