Gender recognition: how pensions and benefits may be affected

How getting a full Gender Recognition Certificate may affect National Insurance, pensions and other social security benefits.



This guidance is for people who make a successful application to the Gender Recognition Panel and are awarded a full Gender Recognition Certificate. It explains how changing your gender could affect your company or personal pension schemes or your social security benefits.

Find out more about applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate.

Published 27 November 2014
Last updated 29 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Changed "transsexual" references to "transgender" and updated the information about State Pension and bereavement benefits.
  2. First published.