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State Retirement Pension

Your State Retirement Pension is based on the National Insurance Contributions you have paid throughout your life. It is payable once you reach the State Pension Age.

If you have not worked or not paid enough National Insurance Contributions you can claim a State Retirement Pension based on your partner’s National Insurance Contributions. You may also be entitled to Pension Credit.

Who can apply

This benefit is aimed at people over the state pension age. 

A State Pension may be payable once you reach State Pension age.

If you are unsure of your Retirement Age, please go to the Pension Age Calculator.

How to apply

Further information

Visit the GOV.UK state pension pages