Your State Pension age is the earliest age you can start receiving your State Pension. It may be different to the age you can get a workplace or personal pension.

Your State Pension age is worked out based on your gender and date of birth.

You can keep working after you reach State Pension age. ‘Default retirement age’ (a forced retirement age of 65) no longer exists.

Use this tool to check:

  • when you’ll reach State Pension age
  • your Pension Credit qualifying age
  • when you’ll be eligible for free bus travel

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