UK state pension age is changing. Find out when you are entitled to claim it.

Did you know that the age at which you can claim UK state pension is changing?

It is used to be age 60 for women and 65 for men.

However, firstly there was a period of “equalization”, whereby state pension age for women was raised to 65 too. [Equalization – isn’t that a lovely way of saying “saving the state money by delaying the payment of pensions”.]

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The next step is for the state pension age for men and women to gradually increase to 66 by October next year.

Then there is a planned further increase to age 67, starting in 2026 and a recommendation that it be increased again to 68 a few years after that.

Confused? You can use this handy government site to check when you qualify for UK state pension.


Further reading:

State pension age timetables