Your State Pension is a regular payment you can claim from the Government once you reach State Pension age. You can get a State Pension forecast online to tell you how much you might get and the earliest you can claim it.
When will I get it?
You can get it once you reach your State Pension age. Find out your State Pension age under current legislation.
The State Pension age is regularly reviewed and your State Pension age may change.
How much State Pension will I get?
Your State Pension is based on your own National Insurance record, so the amount everyone gets can be different. The full amount of the new State Pension is currently £164.35 a week or just over £8,500 a year – but yours may be more or less than this. The best way to find out how much you could get is to use the Check your State Pension service to get a personalised forecast.
Think about how much income you’d like when you retire, and the best ways to build up your pension. Workplace pensions can be a great way of increasing your income, as when you pay in, your boss does too. In most cases so does the Government, so your pension (in most circumstances) should keep growing.