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
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
WV98 1AF

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.