What was a 'graduated pension'?

If you were working between April 1961 and April 1975, you may have built up rights to a second State Pension called a 'graduated pension'. It is unlikely to be very much.

If you think you may have built up any rights to a graduated pension, you can find out how much it will be by asking for a State Pension statement.

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