Renfrewshire Council

State Pension changes

A new State Pension is being introduced from 6 April 2016 which will affect people reaching State Pension age on or after this date.

This will affect you if you are:

  • a woman born on or after 6 April 1953
  • a man born on or after 6 April 1951

If you reach State Pension age before 6 April 2016 the current State Pension system will continue. It's the date that you reach State Pension age that's important, not when you start to claim.

The new State Pension will be based on your National Insurance Record and any National Insurance contributions on your record before 6 April 2016 will count towards it.

By 2018, the State Pension age for women will have risen to 65 (the same as for men). The State Pension age for both men and women will then increase:

  • To 66 by 2020
  • To 67 by 2028

The UK Government reviews the State Pension age regularly. It's really important to check for any changes to your state pension age. You can find more on the Government's State Pension timetable page.

What does this mean for me?

Everybody's circumstances are different. You can find out the State Pension from the Government's State Pension explained page.