Turning eighty means you may qualify to get the State Pension over 80 years old. You could get a top up to the current rate of £73.30 a week.
OVER 80 PENSION: It is for men born before the 6th of April 1951 and women born before the 6th of April 1953.
You must have already reached the age of 80 years old to qualify.
Eligibility also means you get a basic State Pension less than £73.30 a week, or you do not get any basic State Pension.
Those who meet the qualifying criteria can get up to £73.30 a week during the tax year 2017 to 2018.
The UK State Pension for 80 year old will pay the difference up to this amount. But, the exact amount you get will depend on how much of the basic State Pension you get (if anything).
Example: After celebrating your 80th birthday you get £45 a week State Pension. In this case your State Pension could get topped up by £28.30 to make a total of £73.30 a week.
To be eligible for claiming the over 80 pension all these must apply:
Note: Eligibility for the over 80 pension is not based on your National Insurance contributions. But, you will not qualify if you reached State Pension age on or after the 6th of April 2016.
You must wait until 3 months before your 80th birthday (at the earliest) before you claim the over 80 pension. Contact your pension centre or your local Jobcentre Plus to get a claim form.
Because the over 80 pension counts as taxable income it may affect other benefits you get. Thus, include any money from it as income if you claim other income related benefits.
A change in circumstances might affect your eligibility for the payments. Contact the office dealing with your pension payments if:
Note: You must report a change of situation to The Pension Service. You can also call The Pension Service if you have any further questions about the over 80 State Pension.
The Pension Service Helpline
Telephone: 0345 606 0265
Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm
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