Page Content If you are going to marry or cohabit, you do not need to inform us of this fact.This will not affect the pension you receive from us. You and your new partner were not together when you accrued pension. Consequently, your partner won’t receive a pension from us if you die. You will receive less state pension (AOW)Your state pension will go down if you marry or cohabit. People who live alone receive more state pension than people who live in the same house as their partners. Here you can view the state pension (AOW) amounts.