About this website
The Pension Service website provides impartial UK Government information on state and private pensions, whether you are retired, approaching retirement or planning ahead for retirement. It also includes a practical guide to the support available from across Government for retired people (Pensioner’s guide).
The Pension Service is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Find out more about The Pension Service
On The Pension Service website you will find:
- how to contact us in your area by phone, fax, email or post
- State Pension information and claim forms
- State Pension forecast information and application forms
- guides to your pension options
- Pension Credit information, calculator and claim forms
- Winter Fuel Payment information, email helpline and claim forms
- living overseas FAQs and how to contact us from overseas by phone, fax, email or post.
For more information about what you can find on this website, go to the site map.
If you are a pension provider or financial adviser, visit the provider/adviser section.
If you are an employer, find out more in the employers' section.
Freedom of Information (FoI)
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 30 November 2000.
The Act gives any person, of any nationality, anywhere in the world the right to request official information from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and other public authorities.
This right is subject to certain exemptions. These access rights commence on 1st January 2005.
Related DWP websites
New Deal - gives people claiming benefits the help and
support they need to look for work, find training opportunities and prepare
for work, including information on the New Deal 50 plus.
Go to the New Deal website
Directgov Over 50s - Directgov is the main online access
point for government services and information. The Over 50s section is
relevant to people approaching pension age as well as pensioners.
Go to the Directgov website's Over 50s section
Are you over 50? - a practical guide to advice, support
and services available through the UK Government and voluntary organisations,
for people aged 50 and over.
Go to the Are you over 50? website
Age Positive - information about the Government's Age
Positive campaign to tackle age discrimination and promote age diversity
in the work place.
Go to the Age Positive website
Disabled people and carers
- The government is making it easier for you to access information and services through a website called Directgov. It provides information
for disabled people and carers in areas such as employment, health and education, as well as advice on financial support, independent living and
Find more information for disabled people on Directgov (not a DWP website).
Find more information for carers on Directgov (not a DWP website).
- For information about a range of benefits and services for people who are sick or have a disability, go to the disabled people and carers part of the DWP website.
- For policy information about disabled people's rights and information about UK disability legislation, go to the www.disability.gov.uk website.
Other DWP websites
Jobcentre Plus - help in finding jobs and information about benefits, for people of working age, includes a job search with access to over
Go to the Jobcentre Plus website
Worktrain - provides job, training, learning and career profile searches and related information.
Go to the Worktrain website
Child Support Agency - information about how the Child Support Agency assesses, collects and pays child support maintenance, including a child
Go to the Child Support Agency website
Targeting Benefit Fraud - information about the Targeting Benefit Fraud campaign and the DWP's wider activity against benefit fraud. You can
also report people who you suspect of benefit fraud.
Go to the Targeting Benefit Fraud website
To find out about the work of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) as a whole, visit the DWP website.