Pension Annuity

A Pension Annuity provides you with a guaranteed income for the rest of your life. It is bought using money from your pension fund and is a low risk option. You may be entitled to a higher income depending on certain health or lifestyle conditions. You can buy a Pension Annuity with Aviva providing you have at least £10,000 remaining after any tax free cash is taken and any adviser charge is paid.

What are the benefits?

  • Guaranteed income. It promises to pay you a regular income for life.
  • Income choice. You can receive your annuity income monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annually. Payments can be 'in advance' (from the start date) or 'in arrears' (at your chosen payment interval after the start date).
  • You may get a higher income if you don't have a clean bill of health or you have (or have previously had) one of a range of medical conditions affecting your health or longevity. You may also be eligible if you have lifestyle conditions such as you smoke or are overweight. Check out our list of conditions normally covered (PDF 70KB).
  • No reduction in income. Once started, your annuity income will not go down, even if your health, or your spouses health, if applicable, improves.
  • Our Pension Annuity comes with a one year guarantee and 90 day value protection as standard. You can choose to extent your guaranteed period or value protection along with other options..

Things to think about

  • Depending on how long you live you may get back less than you bought your annuity for.
  • No cash-in value. Once you've bought an annuity it cannot be cashed in at any time.
  • What happens to your annuity when you die?

    If you die within the first 90 days of the date your plan starts, Value Protection will apply and a lump sum will be payable to your estate. If you have a dependant named on the policy, Value Protection will apply if you both die within the first 90 days and will be payable to the estate of the last one of you to die.

    If you die after 90 days but within your guarantee period, payments will continue until the end of the guarantee period. These will be paid to your estate or dependant on the policy.

    If you have chosen for an income to be paid to a dependant and they are still alive, agreed payments will be made to them.

    Please see your terms and conditions or contact your financial adviser for further information and exclusions which may apply to the above.

    Nothing on this site is personalised advice or a recommendation. If you need a personalised recommendation based on your personal circumstances, you should seek financial advice. We can't give you advice but we can put you in touch with an adviser who can talk to you about which financial products or investments may be right for you.

  • Changing your plan. The options you choose at the start of your plan can't be changed.

Your options

You can:

Pension Annuity Calculator

Using factual information provided by you, this easy-to-use calculator produces figures based on Aviva’s pension annuity product and some of the options it can offer. For information about all our annuity’s options, you should see our Pension Annuity​.

Please be aware that the calculator isn’t intended to provide personalised advice or give personal recommendations

Calculate your retirement income

Next steps

Pension Wise

Pension Wise is a free and impartial service set up by the government for people retiring with defined contribution pensions. It will help you understand what your choices are and how they work.

You'll be able to get help on the Pension Wise website, over the phone or face to face about:

  • what you can do with your pension pot
  • the different pension types and how they work
  • tax you pay on your pension.

If you're not sure about your options at retirement you should seek appropriate guidance or advice.

Speak to a financial adviser

Nothing on this site is personalised advice or a recommendation. If you need a personalised recommendation based on your personal circumstances, you should seek financial advice. We can't give you advice but we can put you in touch with an adviser who can talk to you about which financial products or investments may be right for you.

Call a member of our team on

0800 533 5195

Monday to Friday - 9.00am - 5.00pm

For our joint protection, we may record our telephone calls. Calls are free from a BT land line. Costs may vary from mobiles and other networks.

Alternatively, you can visit www.unbiased.co.uk to find an adviser in your local area

Call us now for more information

If you’re new to Aviva

0800 068 3038

Or if you are already a pension customer

0800 533 5195

Monday to Friday - 9.00am - 5.00pm

For our joint protection telephone calls may be recorded and/or monitored.

Our team will be happy to provide you with a personalised quote once you know which options you want.

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