Find out about State Pension eligibility, claims, payments and complaints. You can also report a change of circumstances, for example if you’ve changed address.
Claim your State Pension
You’ll get a letter inviting you to make a claim no later than 2 months before you reach State Pension age.
Once you get the letter, you can put in a claim for your State Pension online or by phoning the claim line.
Phone lines are currently busier than normal because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Claiming online is the quickest way to get your State Pension.
Get pension information, or report a change
Contact the Pension Service to:
- get information about your State Pension
- report a change in your circumstances, such as a change of address or bank details
- report a death
Phone lines are currently busier than normal because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Contact the International Pension Centre if you live abroad.
Get a State Pension forecast
You can check how much State Pension you could get when you reach State Pension age by:
Write to the Pension Service
Find your local pension centre if you want to write to the Pension Service. You can also get the phone number. You’ll need your postcode.
Complain about the Pension Service
Contact the Department for Work and Pensions to complain about the Pension Service.