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State Pension age changes - What is happening to State Pension age?

State Pension age is the earliest age at which you can get your State Pension. The age for men and women is changing. Read this guide to find out more.

What is happening to State Pension age?

Women's State Pension age increased to 65

From 6 April 2010 to November 2018, the State Pension age for women gradually increased from 60 to 65. This affects all women born on or after 6 April 1950.

Men and women's State Pension age increasing to 66

From December 2018, men and women's pension age increased from 65 so that it reached 66 by October 2020. You are affected by this if you are a woman born on or after 6 April 1953 or a man born on or after 6 December 1953.

Men and women's State Pension age increasing further

The Government plan to increase State Pension age to raise it from 66 to 67 between 2026 and 2028. This would affect those born on or after 6 April 1960.

A further increase is planned to raise the State Pension age from 67 to 68 between 2044 and 2046, but this may be brought forward.

You can check the date that you reach State Pension age on the Check your State Pension age page of the government website.



Updated June 2022

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