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State Pension age is the age we need to be in order to receive our Basic State Pension or New State Pension from the Government. At this age, we also qualify for other help, such as free bus travel.

The State Pension age for women affects when both men and women can claim Pension Credit.

State Pension age in the UK used to be 60 for a woman and 65 for a man, but this is changing.

Since April 2010, State Pension age for women has been gradually increasing, affecting all women born on or after 6 April 1950. 

You can use the Gov.UK State Pension Age Calculator to calculate your State Pension age