The State Pension is a regular payment you can get from the government when you reach a certain age.
The age you can get the State Pension depends on when you were born. It is different for men and women:
- The State pension age for men is currently 65.
- The State Pension age for women has been slowly rising and will reach 65 in 2018.
The State Pension age for men and women is slowly increasing in stages. It will reach:
- 66 by October 2020
- 67 between 2026 and 2028
- 68 between 2037 and 2039.
The State Pension age is reviewed regularly, which means it may change again in the future.
You can check when you will reach State Pension age at gov.uk/state-pension-age Or you can call the Future Pension Centre on 0800 731 0175 or use textphone 0800 731 0176 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm).