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 you’re:
- 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.
The actual amount you get depends on your National Insurance record.
The only reasons the amount can be higher are if:
- you have over a certain amount of Additional State Pension
- you defer (delay) taking your State Pension
You’ll usually need 10 qualifying years to get any new State Pension.
You might have to pay tax on your State Pension.