Your State Pension

The State Pension is a regular payment from the government you can claim when you reach State Pension age.

Find out more about your State Pension and how you can plan ahead for retirement.

How much State Pension you can get

Get a State Pension forecast to find out how much you could receive.

When you can claim your State Pension

Find out your State Pension age. This age is the earliest you can get your State Pension, based on your gender and date of birth.

If you’ve already reached State Pension age

You can claim the new State Pension if you reached State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016. You’ll usually need to have at least 10 qualifying years on your National Insurance record.

If you reached State Pension age before 6 April 2016, you can claim State Pension under the old rules instead.

Start planning for retirement

Find out how much you can get and how to increase it if you’re: