What do I need to know about the State Pension?

Most people will be entitled to some form of State Pension, but the amount you get will depend on how many years you have paid National Insurance contributions. Find out more about the State Pension.

Some people may also be entitled to additional State Pension, if they are a man born before 6 April 1951 or a woman born before 6 April 1953. If they were born on or after these dates, they would get the new State Pension (although they may still be able to inherit Additional State Pension from their partner).

There is good information about all aspects of the State Pension on government websites:

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.