How to claim
You will not get your State Pension automatically - you have to claim it.
You can claim the basic State Pension by either:
- calling the State Pension claim line
- downloading the State Pension claim form and sending it to your local pension centre
- claim from abroad including the Channel Islands
State Pension claim line
Telephone: 0800 731 7898
Textphone: 0800 731 7339
Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 731 7898
Video relay service for British Sign Language (BSL) users - check you can use the service
Welsh language: 0800 731 7936
Welsh textphone: 0800 731 7339
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (except public holidays)
Find out about call charges
There’s a different way to claim if you’re from Northern Ireland.
If you want to keep working
You can claim your State Pension even if you carry on working.