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The State Pension age is currently 65 for men and it is gradually increasing for women – it was 63 and nine months in April 2017, and will be 64 and six months by April 2018.

How to check your State Pension Age

Your State Pension age is dependent on your own date of birth. You can check your State Pension age by using the Government's State Pension calculator or calling Age UK Advice on 0800 169 2081.

Upcoming increases to State Pension age

From 2019, the State Pension age will start to increase for both men and women to reach 66 by 2020 and then 67 by 2028.

The Government is planning further increases, which will raise the State Pension age to 68 by 2039, which will affect people born between 6 April 1970 and 5 April 1978.

What the Government's State Pension age review means for you

Since the Government announced its State Pension age review  there has been some media coverage about future increases to the State Pension age.

Legislation agreed in the last parliament introduced a process of reviewing the State Pension age around every five years. It will consider changes in life expectancy, wider changes in society and the sustainability of the State Pension.

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Further information

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 678 1174

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