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Information about your pension

If you are employed in the meat, processed meat, convenience food or poultry processing industry, you accrue pension with Pension Fund VLEP. This is also the case if you work in the Netherlands temporarily. Below you can find tips and information about your pension with VLEP.

Use Google Translate to read our website in your own language

You can use Google Translate to read our website in your own language. That way you can understand all information about your pension with VLEP. You can find the Google Translate button at the top right of every page.

Submit your e-mail address

Please ensure that we have your e-mail address. That way we can keep you informed on your pension, even if you are no longer residing in the Netherlands. Log in to My Pension Figures to submit your e-mail address.

Submit e-mail address

Moving to a country other than the Netherlands: submit your new home address

If you are moving to a country other than the Netherlands, please submit your new home address via My Pension Figures. Foreign addresses are not automatically submitted to us.

If you will be moving within the Netherlands, there is no need to submit your new home address to us.

Leaving employment: transfer your pension or it will remain with VLEP

If you leave your employment and stop working for an employer affiliated with VLEP, you will no longer accrue pension with us. Your pension will be transferred to your new pension fund in the Netherlands or we can hold onto it for you.

Option 1: You will accrue pension with a different pension fund in the Netherlands

  • Your pension automatically transfers to a new pension fund in the Netherlands if you have accrued a small pension (EUR 592.51 in 2024).
  • If your pension amount exceeds EUR 592.51, your pension will remain under our management, unless you choose to transfer it. You can arrange for this with your new pension fund.

Option 2: You stop accruing pension in the Netherlands

  • If your pension amount exceeds EUR 592.51, your pension will remain with VLEP. You will receive your pension when you retire.
  • If your pension is lower than EUR 592.51, we will try to transfer your pension to a new pension fund in the Netherlands for five years. If we do not succeed in doing this, because you have not accrued any pension in the Netherlands during these five years, you can commute the pension. For more information, please contact us.

The pension scheme

Read the most important information about your pension scheme.

  • You accrue pension for later use. By default, this pension is paid to you when you reach the age of 68. You will receive a pension payment from us every month.
  • You can make different choices when you retire. For example, you may choose to retire early.
  • If you die, your partner will receive partner's pension and your children will receive orphan's pension.
  • If you become incapacitated for work during your employment, you will continue to accrue pension, in full or in part. You will then be exempt from paying a contribution; we will do this for you.
  • You pay a contribution to your pension every month. Your employer does this as well. You can find the amount of your contribution on your payslip.

Read more about your pension scheme