Check your State Pension age
Use the online calculator to find out when you'll reach State Pension age, your Pension Credit qualifying age and when you'll be eligible for free bus travel.
State Pension age
Your State Pension age is the earliest age you can start receiving your State Pension. It may be different to the age you can get a workplace or personal pension. Find out more about early retirement and its effect on your pension.
Your State Pension age is worked out based on your gender and date of birth. To find out more, go to the link below:
The online calculator to check your State Pension age is available on the GOV.UK website:
Review of State Pension age
The State Pension age is under review and may change in the future. Find out more about the proposed new timetable for State Pension age increases on the GOV.UK website.
Working after State Pension age
You can keep working past the State Pension age. 'Default retirement age' (a forced retirement age of 65) no longer exists.
Find out how much State Pension you could get
You can Check your State Pension Forecast to calculate how much you could get.
Get proof of receipt of State Pension
If you need proof that you are getting Pension Credit you can request a proof of benefit letter by using the online service.
When you use the online service the proof of benefit letter will be posted to you directly within 5 working days.
If you cannot use the online service you can contact the Northern Ireland Pension Centre