State Pension

When you reach your State Pension age, you may be entitled to some pension benefits from the Government. Your State Pension age depends on whether you’re a man or a woman, and when you were born. The Government is gradually making the State Pension age for men and women the same. They’re also gradually increasing the State Pension age for everyone over many years. You can check your State Pension age using the Government’s calculator. If you’re eligible, you should get an invitation to claim within four months of your State Pension age. If you’re eligible but your invitation doesn’t arrive, call the Pensions Service on 0800 731 7898 or visit their website to claim online. The State Pension rules do change from time to time – so, check the Government’s website to see what you can expect to receive.