State Pension

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0800 731 7339

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Contact State Pension Service on this number. The State Pension is a payment from the UK government which citizens can claim when they reach the qualifying State Pension age. This depends on the year that you were born. The amount you will receive in your regular State Pension payments depends on National Insurance contributions. You pay these while you are working and can claim National Insurance credits if you cannot work. The State Pension should help citizens to have enough money to help with retirement.

State Pension Contact Numbers

Department
Opening Times
State Pension Service
(Mon – Fri) 8am – 6pm
(Sat – Sun) Closed
State Pension Forecast
(Mon – Fri) 8am – 6pm
(Sat – Sun) Closed
State Pension Claims
(Mon – Fri) 8am – 6pm
(Sat – Sun) Closed
State Pension Payments
(Mon – Fri) 8am – 6pm
(Sat – Sun) Closed
State Pension Abroad
(Mon – Fri) 8am – 6pm
(Sat – Sun) Closed
State Pension Complaints
(Mon – Fri) 8am – 6pm
(Sat – Sun) Closed

State Pension Service

Contact State Pension Service on this number with any enquiries or concerns you have about your State Pension. Learn more about the Additional State Pension and check whether you contracted out if you were eligible. Check how National Insurance and tax will work for you after reaching State Pension age. You can also enquire about deferrals if you want to delay your State Pension claim. Find out how you can nominate someone to collect your State Pension for you, or how inheritance works following the death of a spouse.

State Pension Forecast

If you are between working age and State Pension age, you can call the helpline for assistance with your State Pension forecast. The forecast will estimate how much your State Pension is likely to be, though this will probably change depending on your working circumstances throughout your life. You can check your State Pension age if you are unsure when you will be able to claim it. Or call to learn how to increase your State Pension if you’re unhappy with the forecast. Check your eligibility for the basic or new State Pension.

State Pension Claims

You should receive a letter about your State Pension at least two months before you reach the qualifying age. When you do, you can call the number for help with making your claim if you are ready to start receiving State Pension payments. The ways that you can claim your State Pension depend on whether you’re eligible for the basic State Pension or new State Pension. You can call to claim if you know that you are the qualifying age but haven’t received an invitation to claim yet, or claim even if you are still working.

State Pension Payments

Anyone with an eligible claim for the full basic State Pension should receive £125.95 a week. It is usually paid in arrears every 4 weeks. Anyone with an eligible claim for the full new State Pension should receive £164.35 a week. The day of the week for payments depends on the final 2 digits in your National Insurance number. Call the number to check when you will receive your regular payments. You should call if you don’t receive a scheduled payment, including the Adult Dependency Increase with the basic State Pension.

State Pension Abroad

If you live or work in another country, or did so at one point, you should contact the Pension Service for that country to find out if you are eligible to claim anything from them. Otherwise, if you are living and working abroad, you can call the helpline to find out if you are eligible for the UK State Pension. You must have 10 years of National Insurance contributions to qualify. Find out how you can make up these contributions if you have less but worked in certain countries. You can also enquire about retiring abroad.

State Pension Complaints

If you have a serious problem with your State Pension, then call this number. You can make complaints about the service you received relating to your State Pension. This may be a mistake in calculations, delay in payments, or lack of notifications or information. You might want to complain about mistreatment and poor staff behaviour regarding your interactions with State Pension services. When you make a complaint, you’ll need to provide the relevant information and personal details, like your National Insurance number.