How to claim

You will not get your new State Pension automatically - you have to claim it. You should get a letter no later than 2 months before you reach State Pension age, telling you what to do.

If you have not received an invitation letter, but you are within 4 months of reaching your State Pension age you can still make a claim.

The quickest way to get your State Pension is to apply online.

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How to claim is different if you claim from Northern Ireland.

Other ways to apply

You can also:

There’s a different way to claim your pension from abroad, including the Channel Islands.

If you want to keep working

You can claim your new State Pension even if you carry on working. However, you have the option to defer which can increase the amount you get.

Claiming an Isle of Man pension

If you’re eligible for a state pension from the Isle of Man, you’ll need to claim it separately from your UK new State Pension.

Find out if you’re eligible and how to claim your Isle of Man pension.

You’ll get one payment for your UK pension and a separate payment for your Isle of Man pension.

You cannot defer an Isle of Man pension after 6 April 2016.