The State Pension is changing. If you reach State Pension age after 5 April 2016, you’ll receive the new State Pension.

What is it?

The new State Pension is designed to make the system simpler for everyone. The current State Pension has different categories and varying additional amounts, and will be replaced with a new single-tier pension. This is based on a flat-rate full State Pension for everyone, if they have at least 35 years of National Insurance (NI) contributions.

Will the new State Pension apply to me?

The new State Pension rules only apply to people who reach State Pension age after 5 April 2016.
If you are already getting a State Pension, you won’t be affected. Your pension will continue to be paid under the current system.
If you are a woman born before 6 April 1953 or a man born before 6 April 1951, you won’t be affected even if you have deferred claiming your State Pension. Your pension will be paid under the current system.

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