Every mem­ber of the Apothek­erver­sorgung is enti­tled to a retire­ment pen­sion for life when they reach the age of eli­gi­bil­i­ty for the stan­dard retire­ment pen­sion under the gen­er­al statu­to­ry pen­sion scheme (retire­ment age). Your age of retire­ment depends on your year of birth. Please see the table oppo­site to deter­mine your own per­son­al retire­ment age. Of course you can also opt to draw your pen­sion ear­li­er. If you were already a mem­ber of a pen­sion fund before 1 Jan­u­ary 2012 you can apply for your retire­ment pen­sion from age 60; if you joined lat­er you can apply from age 62. How­ev­er, it is not pos­si­ble to draw your retire­ment pen­sion ear­ly with­out deductions.