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Changes to pension and pension credit age

The qualifying age for pension credit is gradually going up to 66 for men and women.

If you want to know the exact age you will qualify for pension credit pleaseusethe government's pension age calculator.This calculator will give you both your state pension age and your pension credit age.

SinceApril 2010 the State Pension age for womenhas beenincreasing gradually from 60 to 65. This affects women born on or after 6 April 1950.

What do I need to do?

You do not need to do anything. If you are reaching State Pension age, you should receive a pension claim pack.

Where can I find out more?

Visit the Government website for more information.

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