Pensions and ageing society

We are living longer but many people are not saving towards their retirement. By modernising the State Pension and protecting important benefits for older people, we will make sure everyone is able to enjoy a secure future.


  1. Check your State Pension age

    Work out your State Pension age and Pension Credit qualifying age

  2. Application for a State Pension statement

    You can apply for a State Pension statement using this form BR19. Fill it in with a pen or use the interactive version and post them to us.

  3. Winter Fuel Payment claim form

    Fill in this form to claim Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2018 to 2019 (or you can claim by phone).

  4. Carer's Allowance claim form

    Use this form to claim Carer’s Allowance by post if you can’t claim online.

  5. State Pension claim form

    You can claim your State Pension by post using one of the forms on this page. Which one to use depends on when you were born.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Pensions Tax Manual
  2. Armed forces pensions
  3. Universal Credit: full service and live service
  4. New DWP postal addresses
  5. Fit note: guidance for patients and employees
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News and communications

  1. Appointment of 3 non-executive directors completes new Single Financial Guidance Body's board
  2. Automatic enrolment breathing new life into Britain’s retirement prospects
  3. Public service pensions 2016 valuations: supplementary documents
  4. Secretary of State urges parents not to “miss out” on National Insurance credits
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Research and statistics

  1. Views on the ageing society: survey of older people
  2. Flexible payments from pensions
  3. Benefit expenditure and caseload tables 2018
  4. Personal pensions statistics introduction
  5. Personal pensions: estimated number of individuals contributing by country and region
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Delivering collective defined contribution pension schemes
  2. Ban on cold calling in relation to pensions
  3. Creating a secondary market for annuities: secondary legislation
  4. Armed Forces Pension consultation regarding new flexible service opportunities
  5. Bulk transfers of defined contribution pensions without member consent: draft regulations
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Department for Communities (NI) complaints: Annual report by the Independent Case Examiner 2017 to 2018
  2. DWP complaints: Annual report by the Independent Case Examiner 2017 to 2018
  3. Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme annual accounts 2016 to 2017
  4. FOI on pension age
  5. DWP FOI releases for September 2015
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