The State Pension

This factsheet explains what the State Pension is, who is eligible for it, and how much you can expect to get. Big changes to the State Pension were introduced in April 2016, so make sure you know if and how these will affect you.

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Can I afford to retire

For most of us, having the standard of living we want in retirement will depend on making our money work for us as effectively as possible. In this guide we look at some of the main questions you need to consider as you approach retirement age. As you may need to take professional advice to […]

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The Pension Credit questions and answers

A summary of the main features of Pensions Credit, which was introduced on October 2003. It covers the 2 parts, I.e. Guarantee credit, and Savings credit

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Pension Credit Factsheet 48

This factsheet contains information about Pension Credit, a means-tested benefit for people over State Pension age (currently 66). It gives information about the eligibility criteria for Pension Credit, how to make a claim, and what to do if you have a change of circumstance. The information in this factsheet is correct for the period April […]

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State Pension Factsheet 19

This factsheet has information about the new State Pension (for people reaching State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016) and the old State Pension (for people who reached State Pension age before 6 April 2016). It explains how to claim your pension and what to do if you have a change of circumstance. […]

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