When should I claim my State Pension UK?
You will not get your new State Pension automatically – you have to claim it. You should get a letter no later than 2 months before you reach State Pension age, telling you what to do.
Who do I contact to claim my State Pension?
Phone. To claim over the phone, call the Pension Service claim line on 0800 731 7898 (textphone: 0800 731 7339).
What documents do I need to claim State Pension?
You may need to provide these when you claim:
- Your national insurance number (and partner’s, if you have one)
- Proof of your identity (for example your passport, birth certificate or driving licence)
- Marriage certificate or civil partnership certificate.
- Divorce certificate or civil partnership dissolution certificate.
How long does it take to process a State Pension claim?
Claiming a deferred State Pension You can claim your deferred State Pension at any time. It may take six to eight weeks before it is assessed and paid.
How do I check if my State Pension is correct?
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.
Do I get winter fuel allowance at 60?
Every household with someone aged 60 or over is entitled to help towards their winter energy costs. Under the Government’s winter fuel payments scheme, you can make a claim if you had reached the qualifying age on or before 27 September 2009. Payments can take a few months to arrive so the earlier you apply the better.
How much will my state pension be in 2026?
From April 2026 the state pension age will begin further increases to 66, and then to 67 by March 2028. It is expected to reach 68 by around 2044.