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If you moved between jobs while working you may have a pension with more than one employer. Find out how to track down and claim your money.

The Pension Tracing Service is free and can help you trace a pension that you’ve lost track of, even if you don’t have the contact details of the provider.

All you need to know is the name of your previous employer or pension scheme. But if you can, collect as much information as you can find about the employer:

  • any previous names it had
  • the type of business it ran
  • whether it changed address
  • and when you belonged to the scheme.
Tracing pensions

Tracing pensions

Lucy Harmer talks through how to track down a lost pension

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Ensuring you have all these details, call the Pension Tracing Service on 0845 600 2537 who will check your information against its database of pension schemes. You can also visit Gov.uk to find pension contact details. You'll just need the name of the employer or pension provider to use the service.

They should be able to give you details of the pension’s administrator - you then need to contact the pension administrator to ask for your pension to be paid. The service will only give you contact details though. It won't tell you whether you have a pension, or what value it is.  

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Further information

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 2081

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