State Retirement Pension age
State Retirement Pension Age (or State Retirement Age) is the
age we need to be in order to receive our State Retirement Pension from the
Government. At this age, we also qualify for other benefits, such
as free bus travel.
State pension age in the UK used to be 60 for a woman and 65 for
a man, but this is changing.
From April 2010, State Retirement Pension Age for women is
gradually increasing above 60 years of age. This affects when women
can claim means-tested benefits for pensioners and when both men
and women can claim Pension Credit.
In November 2010, the Government announced further proposals for
increasing State Pension age for men and women. These have not yet
been made law and require the approval of Parliament (expected
sometime in 2011).
For more information, see our guide to the State Pension age