The amount of State Pension you get is based on your National Insurance record. Express.co.uk reveals how to check your State Pension forecast.
How much State Pension will I get?
The full new State Pension is £175.20 per week, but not everyone will get this.
The actual amount you get depends on your National Insurance record.
The only reasons the amount can be higher are if:
• you have over a certain amount of Additional State Pension
• you defer (delay) taking your State Pension
You can still get a State Pension if you have other income like a personal pension or a workplace pension. You also might have to pay tax on your State Pension.
What’s my State Pension?
You can check your State Pension by using the State Pension forecast tool online, here.
You can use this tool to found out:
• how much State Pension you could get (this amount is also known as your State Pension forecast)
• when you can get it
• how to increase it, if you can
The amount you could get is based on an estimate of what your National Insurance record could be when you reach State Pension age.
You can’t use this service if you are already claiming your State Pension, or if you’ve deferred claiming it.
You can also check your State Pension by phone or post, if you reach your State Pension age in more than 30 days.
You can ring the Future Pension Centre and ask for a State Pension statement.
The centre is open between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday.
The statement will tell you how much State Pension you have built up so far based on your National Insurance contributions and credits on your record at the time the statement is produced.
Alternatively, you can complete an application form, a BR19, and send it to the Future Pension Centre.
They will send your statement and you will receive it within 10 working days.
Download the form here, or ring the centre on the relevant number below:
Telephone: 0800 731 0175
Telephone from outside the UK: +44 (0)191 218 3600
Welsh language telephone: 0800 731 0453
Textphone: 0800 731 0176
Textphone from outside the UK: +44 (0)191 218 2051
Welsh language textphone: 0800 731 0456
Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 731 0175
Published at Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:19:00 +0000