State Pension Age change

The State pension age is increasing – those who were 65 years and six months reached it this week – and it will reach 66 for both men and women by October 2020. 

Under the Pensions Act 2014, the state pension age will keep getting later for men and women after that date and will increase to 67 between 2026 and 2028. Then, under the Pensions Act 2007, the state pension age for will rise from 67 to 68 between 2044 and 2046 for both sexes.

Despite those diary dates, the Pensions Act 2014 provides a review of the state pension age at least once every five years. That means the above dates are “indicative only” and could be subject to change. One’s State pension age can be found online using the government’s web-based tool.

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