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New State Pension: handouts

These handouts help explain the new State Pension – including how to increase it and how National Insurance credits might help.

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We published this information to help explain the introduction of the new State Pension from 6 April 2016.



The new State Pension won’t be the same amount for everyone. What you can claim will usually be based on your National Insurance record when you reach State Pension age.

Published 15 October 2015
Last updated 23 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. Removed information from the HTML myths handout about amounts under the old and new systems to avoid confusion (new PDF available soon).
  2. Updated '4 ways to increase your new State Pension' following the April 2016 changes.
  3. Added handout about new State Pension myth busting.
  4. Published updated attachments for 'Four ways to increase your new State Pension' – age for getting a statement changed from 55 or over to 50 or over.
  5. First published.