Guidance

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

This publication was withdrawn on 27 April 2016

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.

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.

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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Detail

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