This can be used to find out how much state pension a person could get.
This is in addition to finding out when the person can get it, as well as how to increase it, if they can.
However, it’s important to be aware that the service can’t be used if the person is already getting the state pension or they’ve delayed “deferred” claiming it.
If people reach state pension age in more than 30 days, they can apply by post.
This can be done by:
- Filling in the BR19 application form and sending it by post
- Calling the Future Pension Centre who will post the forecast to the person.
As well as checking when a person will reach state pension age, it can be used to find out Pension Credit qualifying age.
People using the service can also find out when they will be eligible for free bus travel.
It’s important to remember that state pension age isn’t a forced retirement age – known as “default retirement age”.
Rather, it’s possible to keep working after reaching state pension age, should a person want or need to.
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Finance Feed