Check your State Pension age

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.

The State Pension age is under review and may change in the future.

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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Before you start

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

Check your State Pension forecast to find out how much money you’ll get.

  1. Step 1 Check when you can retire

  2. and Check how much pension you could get

  3. Step 2 Increase your pension

    You might be able to increase the amount you get if you delay your pension.

    1. Find out about delaying your pension

    For advice about increasing your workplace or private pension, speak to a financial adviser.

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  4. Step 3 Check what other financial support you could get

  5. Step 4 Decide when to retire