Who will qualify for The New State Pension?

The new State Pension of £155.65 that you can claim if you reach State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016.

You’ll be able to get the new State Pension if you are eligible (You’ll usually need 10 qualifying years to get any new State Pension) and are:

  • a man born on or after 6 April 1951
  • a woman born on or after 6 April 1953

If you reach State Pension age before 6 April 2016, you’ll get the State Pension under the current scheme instead.

The full single-tier State Pension will be given to people with at least 35 years National Insurance (NI) contributions or credits.

To qualify for any new State Pension, people will need at least 10 years of contributions. Those with between 10 and 34 years of contributions will receive a proportion of the pension.
For more information see the UK Government’s websiteMore questions and answers can be found on The AgeUk website


AgeUK’s views on the new pensions are set out on this page

For information on when you qualify for the state pension click here



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