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:

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.