Benefits advice - Retirement

Changes to the state pension age mean women can claim working age benefits such as Universal Credit, New Style Jobseeker's Allowance and New Style Employment and Support Allowance until they reach state pension age.

Find out what age you are able to claim your state pension

Those who have reached retirement age may be entitled to the following:

Basic State Retirement Pension

The basic pension is paid if you have reached pension age and have paid or been credited with enough National Insurance (NI) Contributions.

You can claim the basic State Pension if you’re:

  • A man born before 6 April 1951
  • A woman born before 6 April 1953

Find out more about the Basic State Retirement Pension

If you were born later, you’ll need to claim the new State Pension instead.

Pension Credit

Pension Credit is intended to provide older people with a minimum level of income and give extra money to people with modest incomes who have made savings for their retirement.

Find out more about Pension Credit

Winter Fuel Payments

Winter fuel payments are payable to most households where there is someone over State Retirement age regardless of whether they are getting a Retirement Pension or other social security benefit.

Find out more about Winter Fuel Payments

Attendance Allowance

You can be paid AA if you need help with personal care or supervision because you are ill or disabled.

Find out more about Attendance Allowance