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State Pension Statement – Have You Checked Yours?

Do you know how much State Pension you will be entitled to?  You can check this by requesting a State Pension statement from the Department for Work and Pensions.

What is a State Pension statement?

A State Pension statement will give you an estimate of how much State Pension you may get, and the earliest date you can claim. The estimate will be based on your National Insurance contribution record as it stands on the date the statement is produced.  The amount you get when you claim your State Pension may be different from the amount on your statement. You may want to speak to your Tax Advisor before making decisions based on your State Pension statement.

Who can get a State Pension statement?

You can get a State Pension statement if you are aged 16 or over and at least 30 days away from your State Pension age when your application is processed.

How do I get a State Pension statement?

You can apply for a State Pension statement using form BR19 on the GOV website.

For more information or advice regarding your pension options, please email our Private Client Taxperts or call your local office contact.

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