The current state pension scheme

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Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions
Date of publication
1 March 2015
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Employment
Social welfare
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The State Pension is changing on 6 April 2016, but people will continue to receive the State Pension under the existing scheme if:

  • They already get the State Pension.
  • They reach State Pension age before 6 April 2016.

This factsheet explains the current state pension.

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