Reader’s Question: How do I find out when I will get my state pension?

1 min read Published: 21 Aug 2012

Reader's Question:

My date of birth is 26/07/1951, when will I get my state pension?

My response:

Unfortunately you do not state whether you are male or female as it will make a difference. For men the current state retirement age is 65. But for women the state pension age is increasing from 60 to 65 between April 2010 and November 2018 and there will be an accelerated increase between April 2016 and November 2018.

So for women their state pension age depends on when they were born. Fortunately there is a 'state pension age calculator' which cuts through these complexities and gives you your exact retirement date. So I've run the calculator for you and the results are given below:

  • Male born 26/07/1951 – retirement date Tuesday 26th July 2016 (at age 65)
  • Female born 26/07/1951 – retirement date Tuesday 6 November 2012 (at age 61 years and 3 months old)

Hope that helps

Best wishes


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