Check your State Pension Forecast
Use this online service to find out how much State Pension you could get, when you can get it and how to increase it if you can.
How you check your State Pension forecast
This online service can tell you how much State Pension you could be entitled to, when you can claim it and how to increase the amount if you can.
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.
The State Pension age is under review and may change in the future.
You can’t use this service if you’re already getting your State Pension or if you’ve deferred claiming it.
To use this service, you’ll need to prove your identity using Government Gateway. You’ll be able to register for Government Gateway if you have not used it before.
You can no longer use GOV.UK Verify to prove your identity.
Other ways to apply for your State Pension forecast
Applying online is the quickest way to get a State Pension forecast. If you reach your State Pension Age in more than 30 days you can also:
- Complete a State Pension forecast application form (BR19) and send it by post to the Northern Ireland Pension Centre
- Call the Future Pension Centre who will post the forecast to you
If you currently get State Pension or deferred claiming it
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