TAX TREATMENT VARIES ACCORDING TO INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
(Please note – this is for information only and does not constitute advice. This is a potentially complex area and for further information or to obtain a State Pension statement please visit the government website at https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/state-pension)
About the state pension
State Pension age
Currently, the State Pension age for men is 65 and it is gradually increasing for women. The State Pension age for women will increase to 65 by November 2018. By October 2020, the State Pension age for men and women will be 66, increasing to age 67 between 2026 and 2028.
The State Pension is paid whether the claimant is working or not and is paid regardless of any income and/or existing savings or capital the claimant may have.
Claiming State Pension
The State Pension must be claimed — it is not paid automatically. The claim can be made online, by calling 0800 731 78098 or by downloading a form and sending it to a pension centre. N.B. Different arrangements apply in Northern Ireland.
Working beyond State Pension age
The State Pension may be taxable
Postponing the State Pension
Claiming the State Pension while overseas
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