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State Benefits

State Pensions are changing. From April 2016, a single-tier state pension will be introduced. This will combine the current Basic State Pension and the Earnings Related State Second Pension.

The changes will affect you if your State Pension Age is after 6 April 2016. If your State Pension Age is before 6 April 2016, you will not be affected.

To find out your State Pension Age and to obtain further information to use the Ready Reckoner, please visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/state-pension  

Please be aware that if you were contracted-out of the State Second Pension, e.g. MIS & WPS Section members, that period of service will not count towards the qualifying years for the single tier State Pension.