Get your State Pension

You’ll need:

  • the date of your most recent marriage, civil partnership or divorce
  • the dates of any time spent living or working abroad
  • your bank or building society details
  • the invitation code from the letter about getting your State Pension

If you do not have your letter and you’ll reach State Pension age in the next 3 months, you can request an invitation code to apply online.

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This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

There’s a different process if you live in Northern Ireland.

Other ways to apply

Claim by phone

If you’ll reach State Pension age in the next 4 months, you can phone the Pension Service to claim.

Claim by post

You need to phone the Pension Service to get a State Pension claim form posted to you.

Send your completed form to:

Pension Service 8
Post Handling Site B
WV98 1AF

If you retire abroad

There’s a different way to claim your pension from abroad, including the Channel Islands.

If you want to keep working

If you do not want to claim yet, you can delay your State Pension.