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State Pension information guide

If you’ve reached State Pension age, you’re entitled to the State Pension. This is a regular payment made to you by the Government and it’s based on your National Insurance contributions. Download our guide to find out more.

This guide outlines both systems for claiming the State Pension and advises on getting ready for retirement. It covers:

  • the two different systems for claiming the State Pension – the basic State Pension and the new State Pension
  • how much State Pension you’ll get
  • how to claim State Pension
  • claiming State Pension while working.

This guide also lists useful organisations that you can contact for further information and services relating to your State Pension.

Download your guide (PDF, 2 MB)

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Need this guide in another format?

This guide is also available in other formats if that's more suitable for you.

  • You can request a free printed copy of this guide that we'll post to you. 
  • You can also request this guide in large print or audio format.

To request any of these options, you can call the advice line on 0800 678 1602.

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Last updated: Dec 06 2023

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