State pension age

All state pensions – including the basic state pension, the additional state pension and the new single state pension – are paid at state pension age. This currently stands at 65 for men. Women’s state pension age is increasing and will reach age 65 on 6 November 2018; for women retiring today, state pension age is currently between 62 and 63.

State pension age for both men and women will continue to increase after 2018, reaching 66 for both sexes on 6 October 2020.

The following table sets out the dates when state pension will be reached for people born between 6 December 1953 and 5 April 1960: 

Date of birth

Date state pension age reached

6 December 1953 – 5 January 1954

6 March 2019

6 January 1954 – 5 February 1954

6 May 2019

6 February 1954 – 5 March 1954

6 July 2019

6 March 1954 – 5 April 1954

6 September 2019

6 April 1954 – 5 May 1954

6 November 2019

6 May 1954 – 5 June 1954

6 January 2020

6 June 1954 – 5 July 1954

6 March 2020

6 July 1954 – 5 August 1954

6 May 2020

6 August 1954 – 5 September 1954

6 July 2020

6 September 1954 – 5 October 1954

6 September 2020

6 October 1954 – 5 April 1960

66th birthday

 

The state pension age will rise again to 67, between April 2026 and March 2028, for those born between 6 April 1960 and 5 April 1977, as set out in the following table:

Date of birth

Age state pension age reached

6 April 1960 – 5 May 1960

66 years and 1 month

6 May 1960 – 5 June 1960

66 years and 2 months

6 June 1960 – 5 July 1960

66 years and 3 months

6 July 1960 – 5 August 1960

66 years and 4 months

6 August 1960 – 5 September 1960

66 years and 5 months

6 September 1960 – 5 October 1960

66 years and 6 months

6 October 1960 – 5 November 1960

66 years and 7 months

6 November 1960 – 5 December 1960

66 years and 8 months

6 December 1960 – 5 January 1961

66 years and 9 months

6 January 1961 – 5 February 1961

66 years and 10 months

6 February 1961 – 5 March 1961

66 years and 11 months

6 March 1961 – 5 April 1977

67

A further change, raising the state pension age from 67 to 68 is expected to take place between 2044 and 2046, although there is a possibility that this change may be brought forward to the 2030s if life expectancies continue to rise at current rates.

Read more about the current state pension which will give you a good background to help you understand next year’s changes

Read more about the new state pension

Visit Savings and Retirement

 

AR01359 11/2015

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