Find out what you need to do and the information you need before you can start your State Pension online claim.

You must be within 4 months of your State Pension age or have deferred your State Pension.

You can still claim online if you haven’t received a letter from the Pension Service inviting you to claim (the BR33 letter and booklet).

You’ll need to sign up for a Government Gateway account and register for the State Pension online service. You’ll get a user ID and be sent an activation code in the post within 7 days.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

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