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
- print off and post the State Pension claim form to the Pension Service
- 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, 9.30am to 3.30pm (except public holidays)
Find out about call charges
Pension Service 8
Post Handling Site B
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.