Your State Pension statement explained

If you get a State Pension statement, we send you one of these leaflets with it.

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Your State Pension Statement explained

Esbonio eich datganiad Pensiwn y Wladwriaeth


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Published 3 April 2013
Last updated 25 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added Welsh version.

  2. Published updated version of 'Your State Pension statement explained' (DWP042) effective from 6 April 2016.

  3. Published updated version of leaflet DWP042 'Your State Pension statement explained', including more information about the Contracted Out Pension Equivalent (COPE).

  4. Replaced DWP040B and DWP040BW with updated versions. Changes include information for people who have lived and worked in the Isle of Man.

  5. Added DWP042 – for people 55 or over who were born on or after 6 April 1951 (men) or 6 April 1953 (women).

  6. Removed references to alternative arrangements in Northern Ireland from the leaflets. These leaflets cover Northern Ireland.

  7. Replaced English versions of DWP040 and 40b - removed references to Northern Ireland.

  8. Replaced all leaflets with the April 2015 versions.

  9. Replaced all leaflets with revised versions.

  10. Added new leaflets (DWP040B and DWP040BW) and revised versions of DWP040 and DWP040W, showing changes to State Pension.

  11. Replaced leaflets with revised versions - changes for existing State Pension for people reaching State Pension age before 6 April 2016 and the new State Pension for people reaching State Pension age on of after 6 April 2016.

  12. First published.