Raising the state pension age to 66; when can you expect your state pension?
When will you get your state pension; a guide to whether you're affected by the state pension age rise.
When will you get your state pension? The chances are you may not know when you'll be entitled to get your state pension. The state pension age is currently rising from 60 to 66 for women (and from 65 to 66 for men). Women's state pension age started rising from 60 in April 2010 and will rise to 66 by October 2020. Find out when you'll get your state pension.
The state pension age rise to 66: the Pensions Minister answers your questions.
Steve Webb, the Pensions Minister, answers some of your questions about the rise in state pension age to 66.
Archived article - I've kept this online so you can see the government's defence of the state pension age rise. Many of you have been horrified by the thought of the state pension age rising to 66. Dozens of you have commented on articles I've written or emailed in your thoughts and there were some common threads that emerged. I asked Steve Webb, the Pensions Minister, to answer some of your questions. This is what he said:
Budget changes to pensions - you'll have more freedom to take money from your pension and will get guidance
If you retire after April 2015, you may be entitled to free guidance on pension options and don’t have to buy an annuity
If you retire after April 5th 2015, you may qualify for free and impartial ‘guidance’ on what you can do with your pension. Also from 6th April 2015, people in workplace ‘defined contribution’ pensions (i.e. not final salary type schemes) and those with private pensions can take money from their pensions. Only people who are in workplace defined contribution or who have personal pensions can get the free guidance.