Check your State Pension

Use this new online service to find out how much State Pension you could get when you reach State Pension age.

Check your state pension

The amount is based on an estimate of what your National Insurance record could be when you reach State Pension age. This amount is also known as your State Pension forecast.

This service will also provide advice on how you may be able to increase your State Pension if there are any gaps in your National Insurance record.

You can’t use this service if you’re already getting your State Pension or if you’ve delayed (deferred) claiming it.

If you go through GOV.UK Verify and wish to use a Northern Ireland driving licence as your proof of identity, choose Digidentity or the Post Office as the company to verify you. Make sure you enter all details exactly as they appear on your chosen proof of identity.

By phone or post

If you reach your State Pension Age in more than 30 days you can request a State Pension statement by phone or post.

You can call the Future Pension Centre and ask for a State Pension statement. 

You can also complete an application form (BR19) and send it to the Future Pension Centre to get a State Pension statement. Application forms can be downloaded from GOV.UK:

You'll get your statement within 10 working days.

If you've worked and paid National Insurance in the Isle of Man

You need to contact the Future Pension Centre to get information about your State Pension:

State Pension age

Find information on how to calculate your State Pension age on the following nidirect page:

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