The Dutch case concerned a 60-year-old widow in poor health. She was being paid a widow’s pension but would cease to be entitled to payment when she reached 65. As the Dutch state pension is not payable until age 67, it left the widow with a two-year income gap.

The Dutch court found that raising the pension age could be considered a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.


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Rise in State Pension Age – Dutch court found against a similar move there which involved a 60 year old lady in poor health.