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 forecast

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

  3. 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.

  4. Carer's Allowance claim form

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

  5. Pension Credit claim form

    Use this form to claim Pension Credit by post if you cannot claim by phone.

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Guidance and regulation

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

  1. Pension Funds can be the spring board to real change to a Net Zero Economy
  2. Canada Pension Plan
  3. Helping develop an approach around senior clinicians’ pensions
  4. Pension Credit claimants now able to apply online
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Research and statistics

  1. Flexible payments from pensions
  2. Actuarial valuation of the Local Government Pension Scheme (England and Wales) 2016
  3. Actuarial valuation of the Northern Ireland police pension scheme 2016
  4. Actuarial valuation of the Northern Ireland health & social care pension schemes 2016
  5. Actuarial valuation of the Northern Ireland firefighters' scheme 2016
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Public service pension schemes consultation: changes to the transitional arrangements to the 2015 schemes
  2. Review of the Default Fund Charge Cap and Standardised Cost Disclosure
  3. Aligning your pension scheme with the TCFD recommendations
  4. The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (General Levy) review 2019
  5. Benefit and pension rates 2020 to 2021
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. UKAEA pension schemes: combined annual accounts 2019 to 2020
  2. Pensions Ombudsman and Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020
  3. The Pensions Ombudsman: tailored review
  4. UKAEA pension schemes: combined annual accounts 2018 to 2019
  5. Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme annual accounts 2018 to 2019
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