Over 80 pension

3. Eligibility

You can’t get the over 80 pension if you reached State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016.

You can claim the over 80 pension if all of the following apply:

  • you’re 80 or over
  • you don’t get basic State Pension or your basic State Pension is less than £73.30 a week in 2017 to 2018
  • you were resident in England, Scotland or Wales for at least 10 years out of 20 (this doesn’t have to be 10 years in a row) - this 20 year period must include the day before you turned 80 or any day after
  • you were ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK, Channel Islands, 
Isle of Man, Gibraltar, a European Economic Area (EEA) country or 
Switzerland on your 80th birthday or the date you made the claim for 
this pension, if later

Your eligibility for the over 80 pension isn’t based on National Insurance contributions.