The State Pension is a regular payment from the UK government that most people get once they reach a certain age. State Pensions are taxable.
The State Pension age is rising. To find out when you will reach State Pension age visit GOV.UK
You can find out how much State Pension you have built up by:
- visiting GOV.UK
- calling the UK government’s Future Pension Centre on 0345 3000 168.
The new State Pension
A new State Pension has been introduced for people who reach State Pension age after 6 April 2016.
The aim of this change is to simplify State Pensions. Some people who have not paid enough National Insurance may not be able to get the full amount. For more information, visit GOV.UK
If you have a low income, you may qualify for extra support alongside your State Pension. This is called Pension Credit. You may also be able to get help towards other costs such as housing.
The rest of this section is about workplace and personal pensions. We have more information about the State Pension and other benefits you may be able to get from the government.