Check your State Pension

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

Check your state pension - explained

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.  Your statement will tell you how much State Pension you have built up so far based on the National Insurance contributions and credits that are on your National Insurance record at the time your statement is produced.

You can also complete an application form (BR19) and send it to the Future Pension Centre to get a State Pension statement. You'll get your statement within 10 working days.

Application forms can be downloaded from GOV.UK:

Contact HMRC for more information

If you have further questions about your National Insurance contributions or credits, contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC):

Isle of Man

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.

More useful links

State Pension statement

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