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State Pension Forecast Online Checker

There is a new online service that makes a UK State Pension forecast for when you reach State Pension age. You can use it to check your State Pension online.

STATE PENSION CHECKER: Find out how much you could get, when it will be available, and how to increase it.

National Insurance contribution records determine State Pension amounts. The checker service 'estimates' how much you might get when you reach the age for retirement.

The online estimation also provides information about ways of increasing it. This could be important for those with gaps in their NI record.

The service is not for those already receiving their money. Likewise, you cannot use the forecaster if you have delayed (deferred) your State Pension claim.

Note: The State Pension checker is for those who are below the UK State Pension age. The government online service only provides you with an estimate. Sign in using the new GOV.UK Verify or the standard Government Gateway.

State Pension Statement by Phone

There are alternative methods to get a State Pension check. You can apply for a statement by telephone or have it sent by post. Remember, the amount will get based on your National Insurance record at the date you apply.

Reaching State Pension Age in more than 30 Days

Those who will reach retirement age in more than 30 days can make a request for a pension statement. The UK government call it an 'entitlement notice'. They will mail the entitlement notice to you. It will show how much pension you would get if you claimed it at that time.

Future Pension Centre Helpline
Telephone: 0800 731 0175
Outside the UK: +44 (0)191 218 3600
Welsh language telephone: 0800 731 0453

Textphone: 0800 731 0176
Outside the UK: +44 (0)191 218 2051
Welsh language textphone: 0800 731 0456
Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm
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Already Claiming State Pension (or deferred it)

What if you have reached retirement age and are already claiming it? The UK Pension Service can help you with eligibility, making claims, and payments.

Pension Service United Kingdom
Telephone: 0800 731 0469
Textphone: 0800 731 0464
Welsh language: 0800 731 0453
Welsh language textphone: 0800 731 0456
Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Note: You should contact the International Pension Centre instead if you are living abroad.

Pension Statement by Post

Those who prefer to use the post can fill in the government 'BR19 application for a State Pension statement' form.

Send the completed document to them by postal service. The statement should arrive within ten (10) working days after they receive it.

Worked and Paid NI in the Isle of Man

If this is the case, you should contact the Future Pension Centre. They will provide you with information about your State Pension.

Note: The UK State Pension checker or 'Gwirio eich Pensiwn y Wladwriaeth' is also available in Welsh language.

Check Your State Pension Forecast Online: Pension Checker Service in the United Kingdom