The State Pension is a regular payment you can get from the government when you reach a certain age. How much State Pension you get depends on how many National Insurance contributions you have made. National Insurance is a tax you pay while you’re working. These contributions may help you become eligible for State Pension and some other state benefits.
If you get a war pension or financial support from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, what you’re entitled to may be different from what is explained here. Ask one of our welfare rights advisers what this means for you – call them for free on 0808 808 00 00.