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Pensions

GOV.UK's State Pension section describes how the State Pension is changing.

They also have information on Pension Credit, which is an income-related benefit made up of:

  • Guarantee Credit - tops up your weekly income
  • Savings Credit - an extra payment for people who saved some money towards their retirement, such as in a pension

You can get an estimate of what State Pension you'll get when you reach State Pension age.

State pension calculator - calculate when you'll reach State Pension age or Pension Credit qualifying age and how much you could get in today's money.

If you go into hospital or a care home, you should tell the Department for Work & Pensions in case your state pension and/or benefits are affected. For more information, see the Department for Work & Pensions' Help if you're ill or disabled.

If you have any queries, call the Pension Service free on 0800 731 7898 (or textphone 0800 731 7339). They're open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (except public holidays).

The information was last updated on: 20th July 2015

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