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Tracing old pensions

It's important to track down all the different pension schemes you've paid into, so you can be sure you're claiming everything you're entitled to in retirement.


How can I find out all the pensions schemes I’ve paid into?

It can be tricky to keep on top of all the pension schemes you’ve paid into throughout your working career. Fortunately, The Pension Tracing Service is here to help.

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

Before using the service collect as much information as you can, including:

  • the name of your previous employer or pension service (you will need this to get started)
  • any previous names it had
  • the type of business it ran
  • whether it changed address
  • when you belonged to the scheme

Trace your pensions

Contact the Pension Tracing Service to help you find pensions you've lost track of.

The Pension Tracing Service will only tell you the contact details of the pension’s administrator. You will then need to contact the pension administrator to find out whether you have a pension, what value it is and to ask for it to be paid out.

For more information call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 678 1602.
We’re open 8am to 7pm, every day of the year.

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Last updated: Dec 04 2019

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