The new State Pension is a regular payment from the government that you can claim if you reach State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016.
You can get the new State Pension if you’re eligible and:
- a man born on or after 6 April 1951
- a woman born on or after 6 April 1953
If you reached State Pension age before 6 April 2016, you’ll get the State Pension under the old rules instead.
How much you can get
The full new State Pension is £155.65 per week.
Your National Insurance record is used to calculate your new State Pension.
You’ll usually need 10 qualifying years to get any new State Pension.
The amount you get can be higher or lower depending on your National Insurance record. It will only be higher if you have over a certain amount of Additional State Pension.
You might have to pay tax on your State Pension.