How to claim

You will not get your State Pension automatically - you have to claim it.

There are 3 ways to claim the basic State Pension:

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
Welsh language: 0800 731 7936
Welsh textphone: 0800 731 7339
Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm (except public holidays)
Find out about call charges

How to claim is different if you claim from Northern Ireland.

You want to keep working

You can claim your State Pension even if you carry on working.