Early retirement, your pension and benefits


The amount of money you get from any income-related benefits could be affected if you take your pension early, such as money you get from:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit

Benefits if you retire early because of ill health

If you retire early because of ill health you may be entitled to other benefits. Use a benefits calculator to check.

Get help

Pension Wise has information about how taking a personal or workplace pension early can affect your benefits.

You can also get help from: