PENSIONS: New State Pension

The new State Pension comes into effect on Wednesday 6 April 2016, when the full rate of the new State Pension will be £155.65 a week.

We wanted to remind you of the top places to get pensions information:

1. State Pension toolkit – A one-stop shop for organisations and employers to get State Pension information, now with over 250,000 visitors. Get your hands on a detailed guide, fact sheets, FAQs, hand-outs, graphics, examples, presentation slides and a pensions glossary. Visit www.gov.uk/government/collections/state-pension-toolkit

2. Check your State Pension service – Find out online how much State Pension you could get, the earliest you could get it and what you can do to improve it. This is an online service for people of working age. Visit www.gov.uk/check-state-pension

3. State Pension age calculator – Find out your State Pension age, your Pension Credit qualifying age and when you’ll be eligible for free bus travel. Visit www.gov.uk/state-pension-age

4. PensionTube – A pensions-only YouTube channel with animations, case studies and interviews about State Pension and workplace pensions. Visit www.youtube.com/pensiontube

Pensions Latest – The official blog from the Minister for Pension’s featuring regular posts to help you understand what pension changes mean for you – including this week’s post on Counting down to the new State Pension. Visit www.pensionslatest.blog.gov.uk/

The new online Pension Tracing Service can help people track down their workplace and private pension providers. The service is quick and easy. Just search for your previous employer or pension provider’s name and the service trawls a database of 320,000 contacts to give you their up-to-date contact details. To find your lost pension, visit www.findpensioncontacts.dwp.gov.uk

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