1. Overview

The Additional State Pension is an extra amount of money you could get on top of your basic State Pension if you’re:

  • a man born before 6 April 1951
  • a woman born before 6 April 1953

You get the new State Pension if you were born on or after this date. You won’t qualify for the Additional State Pension, but you may still be able to inherit Additional State Pension from your partner.

You get the Additional State Pension automatically if you’re eligible for it, unless you’ve contracted out of it.

How much you get depends on:

  • your earnings
  • your National Insurance contributions
  • whether you’ve claimed certain benefits

The Additional State Pension is paid with your basic State Pension.