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Our handy retirement tool can help you break down how much money you might need for the lifestyle you want in retirement.

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What is the current State Pension age?

The current state pension age is 66 for both men and women, however, this is rising to age 67 by 2028. When you are eligible will depend upon when you were born. Details can be found on the government timetable .

You can claim your State Pension even if you’re still working when you reach State Pension age. You can even decide to not take your State Pension straight away and defer it for a while. Deferring for a few years might mean you get more per week when you do come to claim your State Pension.

The government site  has more information on how deferring might impact your weekly amount.

Is the State Pension taxed?

The money you receive from the State Pension is subject to tax.

If you add up the income from your State Pension, other pensions and jobs and together it goes over the personal tax allowance, then you will have to pay income tax.

The personal allowance for the 2024/25 tax year is £12,570. Keep in mind that the allowance is reviewed for the start of each tax year. Laws and tax rules may change in the future. Your own circumstances and where you live in the UK will also have an impact on tax treatment. It’s up to you to make sure you pay the right tax.

MoneyHelper  has more information on how your State Pension is taxed.

How do I get my State Pension?

It isn’t automatically paid to you, once you reach State Pension age. You have to claim it from the government or let them know that you’re deferring your claim for a while.

The Government site  has more information on how to claim your State Pension.