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The Pension Service website is published by the Government to provide information about state and private pensions. It tells you what you should be thinking about - whether you're just starting out, about to retire or already retired. Find out more about The Pension Service.

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Getting around

Use the navigation bar at the top of each page to get to and from:

  • Home
  • Resource centre
  • About us
  • Contact us
  • A to Z
  • Site map
  • Cymraeg (Welsh language section)

The Pension Service homepage

Find the right information for you about state pensions or private pensions by choosing one of the five picture links from the homepage:

  • I am planning ahead
  • I am approaching retirement
  • I am retired
  • I am a pensions provider/adviser
  • I am an employer
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I'm looking for...

If you are looking for resources such as printable claim forms or other information such as Pension Credit or Winter Fuel Payments, choose a topic from the I'm looking for... menu on the homepage.

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Resource centre

Read and print a range of pension claim forms, leaflets and guides in our resource centre.

You can also find out when you will reach State Pension age using our State Pension age calculator.

There are a number of organisations that can offer you extra help or advice, whether you are already retired, just about to retire or planning for retirement. Visit our resource centre to find useful links.

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About us

Learn all about The Pension Service, read our business plan and customer charter and find out about job vacancies within The Pension Service in the about us section.

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Contact us

If you have a question about pensions, or a comment or complaint, contact your pension centre by post, phone, fax or email in the contact us section.

If you live overseas, you can phone, fax or email The Pension Service International Pension Centre.

You can also email us to tell us what you think of our website.

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A to Z

Find out about the entitlements or services you might receive, once you are a pensioner, in the A to Z section.

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Site map

Go straight to any section of our website through the site map, which lists all pages within each section.

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Find out the latest news and events from The Pension Service on the homepage.


Find out how to make our website easier to read, by changing the size of the text or turning off the images, on the accessibility page of the resource centre.

Still can't find what you need?

If you don't know the name of the benefit you're looking for, check the list of circumstances in the more help section.

Cymraeg (Welsh language section)

The Welsh language section has information about The Pension Service, as well as copies of our Welsh language guides and forms to read or print.

Looking for claim forms?

Read and print a range of claim forms and guides in our resource centre.

Search for information

Search this website by typing a word or phrase into the search window in the top right corner of the screen and choose Go.

Find out about:

  • Pension Credit
  • Winter Fuel Payments
  • Direct Payment

in the I'm looking for… menu on the homepage.