State Pension claim: When can I claim my State Pension?

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State Pension claim: When can I claim my State Pension?

The State Pension is the UK’s pension arrangement, and how much you receive depends on your age and contribution record. Anyone can make a claim fo

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The State Pension is the UK’s pension arrangement, and how much you receive depends on your age and contribution record. Anyone can make a claim for a State Pension, as long as they have worked the minimum number of qualifying years. But when can you claim a State Pension?

Who can claim the New State Pension?

The New State Pension came in in 2016.

You can claim it if you are:

  • A man born on or after April 6, 1951
  • A woman born on or after April 6, 1953

If you have already reached your State Pension age, and did so before April 6, 2016, your State Pension is subject to the old rules instead.
Find the old rules here
Check your State Pension age – the earliest age you can start receiving it- here

When can I claim my State Pension?

Your pension won’t come into your account automatically, you must claim it.

You should get a letter no later than two months before you reach State Pension age.

You can only claim your State Pension once you have reached this age.

You can still claim your pension even if you continue to work.

The quickest way to get your State Pension is to apply online here

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