Pensions and ageing society

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

Services

  1. Check your State Pension age

    Work out your State Pension age and Pension Credit qualifying age

  2. 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.

  3. Carer's Allowance claim form

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

  4. State Pension claim form

    You can claim your State Pension by post using one of the forms on this page. Which one to use depends on when you were born.

  5. International State Pension claim form

    The international State Pension claim form IPC BR1 and guidance notes to help you complete the form.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Armed forces pensions
  2. Benefits and pensions for UK nationals in the EU, EEA or Switzerland if there's a no-deal Brexit
  3. Contact the Department for Work and Pensions about its policies
  4. Pensions Tax Manual
  5. Benefits and pensions for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK if there's a no-deal Brexit
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News and communications

  1. GAD’s advice helped people on TUPE transfer
  2. How GAD helped when staff transferred to Defra
  3. GAD’s expertise supports government legal defence
  4. eNews from GAD: issue 36, July 2019
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Research and statistics

  1. Pensioners’ Incomes Series: financial year 2017 to 2018
  2. Flexible payments from pensions
  3. Actuarial valuation of the police pension schemes 2016
  4. Actuarial valuation of the police pension schemes 2012
  5. GAD publications
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. The Pensions Ombudsman: dispute resolution and jurisdiction
  2. Trustee oversight of investment consultants and fiduciary managers
  3. The draft Equality Act (Age Exception for Pension Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2019
  4. Occupational pensions: draft regulations, legislative review and Guaranteed Minimum Pensions equalisation methodology
  5. Delivering collective defined contribution pension schemes
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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