Get your State Pension

Use this service to get your State Pension.

Before you start

You'll need:

  • the date of your most recent marriage, civil partnership or divorce
  • dates of time spent living or working abroad
  • your personal or joint bank or building society details

If you’ve received an invitation letter about getting your State Pension, you can use the code from it.

If you haven't received an invitation letter two months before your State Pension ageyou can still claim online, however, you'll have to provide extra information to verify your identity.

You can find out how any personal information you send to Department for Communities Work & Inclusion Group when using this service will be handled by viewing their privacy notice. 

Get your State Pension

Additional information

    If you live in England, Scotland or Wales you will need to get your State Pension with GOV.UK:

    If you live overseas, you may have received an invitation letter to claim. You should follow the instructions on this letter to make your claim. If you haven't received an invitation letter and want to make a claim, contact the International Pension Centre for advice.

    If you don't want to get your State Pension now, you don't have to do anything. You may get more State Pension if you put off claiming:

    You can also claim by phone or by post.  Claiming by post will take more time than claiming online or by telephone:

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