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What is the basic State Pension age?

The following tax facts should be viewed as an indication of the rates and allowances available and relate to the current tax year (2022/2023) unless stated otherwise. Tax law is notoriously complex and we cannot replicate every rule, nuance or exemption here. Therefore you should not make, or refrain from making, any decisions based on this information alone. If you are in any doubt as to the suitable course of action we recommend you seek tax advice. Remember tax rules can change and depend on your personal circumstances.

The State Pension age is the earliest age you can start claiming your State Pension. This will be different for everyone as it is worked out based on your date of birth.

It’s currently age 66 and is due to increase to 68 by 2046. Although there’s no guarantee it won’t rise quicker or higher than that.

You can check your State Pension age using the government's State Pension age calculator.

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