State Pension Age (SPA)

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This is the earliest age you can receive the state basic pension. State Pension Age is currently age 65 for men. State Pension Age for women is currently being increased to be equalised with that for men and will reach 65 by November 2018.

Under current legislation the State Pension Age is due to rise to 67 between 2034 and 2036 and to 68 between 2044 and 2046.

However, the government has announced plans to revise the legislation so that the date when the State Pension Age rises to 67 is between 2026 and 2028 and that rises above age 67 will be linked to increases in life expectancy.

You can find out your State Pension Age here.