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Calculate your State Pension age

Use the online calculator to work out the date when you'll reach State Pension age and how much you may get in today’s money for your State Pension.

State Pension calculator

To use the online tool, enter your date of birth and whether you are male or female. Your State Pension age will be shown on screen.

State Pension age calculator

State Pension age

The current State Pension age is:

  • 65 for men born before 6 December 1953
  • between 60 and 65 for women born after 5 April 1950 and before 6 December 1953

Changes to State Pension age

State Pension age will increase to:

  • 66 between November 2018 and October 2020
  • 67 between 2026 and 2028
  • 68 between 2044 and 2046

Who is affected by these changes?

People born after 5 April 1961 but before 6 April 1969 will have a State Pension age of 67.

People born after 5 April 1960 but before 6 April 1961 will reach State Pension age between 66 and 67 as shown in the table below.

Date of birth Approximate State Pension age
6 April 1960 to 5 May 1960 66 years and 1 month
6 May 1960 to 5 June 1960 66 years and 2 months
6 June 1960 to 5 July 1960 66 years and 3 months
6 July 1960 to 5 August 1960 66 years and 4 months
6 August 1960 to 5 September 1960 66 years and 5 months
6 September 1960 to 5 October 1960 66 years and 6 months
6 October 1960 to 5 November 1960 66 years and 7 months
6 November 1960 to 5 December 1960 66 years and 8 months
6 December 1960 to 5 January 1961 66 years and 9 months
6 January 1961 to 5 February 1961 66 years and 10 months
6 February 1961 to 5 March 1961 66 years and 11 months
6 March 1961 to 5 April 1969 67 years

Under the Pensions Act NI 2008, people born after 5 April 1969 but before 6 April 1977 already have a State Pension age of 67. For people born after 5 April 1968 but before 6 April 1969, their State Pension age would have been between 66 and 67. Under the announcement these people will now have a State Pension age of 67.

Changes to State Pension age beyond 67

State Pension age is planned to start to increase to 68 from 2044 and this would affect anyone born after 5 April 1977.

The UK government is considering how the State Pension age could better reflect changes in life expectancy in the future. This is likely to mean that the existing timetable to increase State Pension age to 68 will be changed

The gradual rise in State Pension age and benefits

Since 6 April 2010, the age when women can claim their State Pension is gradually increasing to bring it in line with the State Pension age for men. Between April 2016 and November 2018, State Pension age for women will increase gradually to 65.

Between December 2018 and October 2020 the State Pension age for men and women will increase gradually to 66.

The age when men and women can claim Pension Credit is also rising in line with changing State Pension age.