Your State Pension is based on your own National Insurance record, so it’s important to check regularly. The full amount of new State Pension is currently £164.35 a week – that works out at just over £8,500 a year, but not everyone will get this amount.
So it’s important to check your State Pension online. It will tell you the amount you’re predicted to get, and the date you’ll reach State Pension age under the current rules.
It will also show you your National Insurance record, and whether you can improve it. You might be able to fill gaps by claiming National Insurance credits, or pay voluntary National Insurance contributions.
It’s important to think about how much you’ll need to live on when you retire – check our guidance for having more for retirement.