State Pensions: leaflet

A guide about the basic State Pension, additional State Pension, entitlement based on National Insurance contributions and how to claim.

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State Pensions: your guide

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Welsh: State Pensions: your guide


This guide tells you about:

  • the basic State Pension
  • the additional State Pension (also known as SERPS or State Second Pension)
  • how you may become entitled to a State Pension, whether you are in work or not, based on National Insurance contributions
  • claiming your State Pension

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Published 1 April 2013
Last updated 10 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Published October 2014 editions of the leaflet.
  2. First published.