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:
- over the phone
- download the State Pension claim form and send 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
NGT text relay (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, 8am to 6pm (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.