Basic State Pension - What is Basic State Pension?
Basic State Pension is money paid to people who reached state pension age before 6 April 2016.
- Last reviewed 20 September 2023
What is Basic State Pension?
Basic State Pension is money paid to people who reached State Pension age before 6 April 2016. This means women born on or before 5 April 1953, and men born on or before 5 April 1951.
If you reached State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016, you may be entitled to the New State Pension.
You can check the date that you reach state pension age on the government website on their Check your State Pension age page.
Applies to: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Age rules: Women born on or before 5 April 1953, and men born on or before 5 April 1951.
Administered by: The Pension Service
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