Guidance

How to increase your State Pension if you reached State Pension age between 6 April 2009 and 5 April 2010

How to increase your State Pension for men born between 6 April 1944 and 5 April 1945 and women born between 6 April 1949 and 5 April 1950.

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This opportunity was open for 6 years after the people concerned reached State Pension age. That period has ended and the guidance no longer applies.

Documents

Welsh: Sut i gynyddu eich Pensiwn y Wladwriaeth os cyrhaeddoch oedran Pensiwn y Wladwriaeth rhwng 6 Ebrill 2009 a 5 Ebrill 2010

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Details

This fact sheet is for:

  • men born between 6 April 1944 and 5 April 1945
  • women born between 6 April 1949 and 5 April 1950

If you don’t get a full basic State Pension, it explains how you may be able to increase the amount you get.

Men born between 6 April 1945 and 5 April 1950 and women born between 6 April 1950 and 5 October 1952

Read our fact sheet about how to increase your State Pension if you reached State Pension age between 6 April 2010 and 5 April 2015. This is for:

  • men born between 6 April 1945 and 5 April 1950
  • women born between 6 April 1950 and 5 October 1952

State Pension top up

From 12 October 2015 to 5 April 2017 you’ll be able to make a ‘Class 3A voluntary contribution’ to top up your State Pension by up to £25 per week. This is for:

  • men born before 6 April 1951
  • women born before 6 April 1953
Published 21 May 2013
Last updated 8 April 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated the English guidance with the new amounts from April 2015.
  2. Revised State Pension factsheets (English and Welsh versions) to reflect the changes to State Pension rates effective from April 2014.
  3. First published.