Application for a State Pension forecast

If you cannot use the online service to get a State Pension forecast, you can do it by post using this application form. Fill it in and post it to us.


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Application for a State Pension forecast


The online service is the quickest way to get a State Pension forecast.

You can use form BR19 to get a State Pension forecast if:

  • you are aged 16 or over, and
  • at least 30 days away from your State Pension age when we look at your application

Before you start this form

If you’re using a mobile phone or tablet

You cannot complete the form using a mobile phone or tablet. You have to either:

  • use a desktop or laptop computer
  • print the form and complete it by hand

If you’re using a desktop or laptop computer

Use a PDF reader to open and fill in this form. You can download a free PDF reader online.

If you are using screen reader software to access the form, we recommend that you review all of the notes and the questions on the form before you complete it. As you complete the form, you will be guided through the questions based on the responses you provide.

Do not use your computer’s browser or, if you are an Apple Macintosh user, the Preview application.

You can save data typed into this form if you use a PDF reader. This means that you do not have to fill in the form in one session.

There are reliability issues with some assistive software, which may mean the form will not save properly.

This form will only save if it is both:

  • saved onto your computer
  • opened in a recent version of PDF reader

The form will not save in:

  • versions of Acrobat Reader older than version XI
  • some other PDF readers, for example Preview on a Mac or Foxit on a PC

Help using this PDF claim form

For help and advice in getting a State Pension forecast, contact the Future Pension Centre.

Contact the DWP Online Helpdesk, if you are having technical difficulties:

  • downloading the form
  • navigating around the form
  • printing the form

DWP online helpdesk
Telephone 0800 169 0154
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If you need this form in a different format

Contact the Future Pension Centre to ask for:

  • a printed copy of the form
  • a different format, such as large print, braille or audio CD
Published 1 November 2012
Last updated 12 April 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated the English and Welsh versions of the application form. The new versions are dated 04/23.

  2. Updated the interactive version of the BR19 form.

  3. Updated BR19 form in English and Welsh to December 2020 version.

  4. Added revised versions of the forms in English and Welsh.

  5. Added link to request a State Pension forecast by phone.

  6. Added revised BR19 English and Welsh - print versions.

  7. Added revised BR19 forms (May 2018): Application for a State Pension statement - English and Welsh.

  8. Removed link to the State Pension online statement which is no longer available from 1 September 2015.

  9. First published.