Pensions and ageing society

Includes checking your State Pension age, claiming Carer’s Allowance and planning for retirement.


  1. Check your State Pension age

    Work out your State Pension age and Pension Credit qualifying age

  2. State Pension claim form

    If you cannot use the online service to claim your State Pension, you can do it by post using a claim form. The form you need depends on when you were born.

  3. Application for a State Pension statement

    You can apply for a State Pension statement using this form BR19. Fill it in with a pen or use the interactive version and post them to us.

  4. Carer's Allowance claim form

    Use this form to claim Carer’s Allowance by post if you can’t claim online.

  5. Winter Fuel Payment claim form

    The form to claim a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2019 to 2020.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Contact the Department for Work and Pensions about its policies
  2. Armed forces pensions
  3. Pensions Tax Manual
  4. DWP mail opening unit addresses
  5. Benefits and pensions for UK nationals in the EEA or Switzerland
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News and communications

  1. Data visualisation techniques used in annual Up-rating report
  2. GAD pension specialists share expertise at industry conference
  3. Boost for pensioners in the EU
  4. GAD’s review of the Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland)
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Research and statistics

  1. Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2018 to 2019
  2. Automatic enrolment: review of the earnings trigger and qualifying earnings band for 2020/21
  3. Automatic enrolment evaluation report 2019
  4. Report to Parliament on the 2020 re-rating and up-rating orders
  5. Flexible payments from pensions
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (General Levy) review 2019
  2. Aligning your pension scheme with the TCFD recommendations
  3. Simpler annual benefit statements for workplace pensions
  4. The Pensions Ombudsman: dispute resolution and jurisdiction
  5. Trustee oversight of investment consultants and fiduciary managers
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. The Pensions Ombudsman: tailored review
  2. UKAEA pension schemes: combined annual accounts 2018 to 2019
  3. Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme annual accounts 2018 to 2019
  4. Pensions Ombudsman and Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman annual report and accounts 2018 to 2019
  5. The Pensions Regulator annual report and accounts 2018 to 2019
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