State Pension data

UK State Pension data, including recipient numbers and payment amounts.

Current State Pension age
66 rising to 67 by 2028
State Pension age from 2028
67
Number of qualifying years needed for full State Pension
35
Minimum number of qualifying years needed for any State Pension
10
Number of people claiming the State Pension
12.6 million
Source
Number of women claiming the State Pension
6.8 million
Source
Number of men claiming the State Pension
5.8 million
Source
Number of people claiming the new State Pension
3.2 million
Source
Number of women claiming the new State Pension
1.3 million
Source
Number of men claiming the new State Pension
1.9 million
Source
Number of people claiming the basic State Pension
9.4 million
Source
Number of women claiming the basic State Pension
5.5 million
Source
Number of men claiming the basic State Pension
3.9 million
Source

Current full new State Pension amount (2023/24)

2022
2023
Weekly
£185.15
£203.85
Source
Monthly
£740.60
£815.40
Source
Yearly
£9,654.26
£10,600.20
Source

Current full basic State Pension Amount (2023/24)

2022
2023
Weekly
£141.85
£156.20
Source
Monthly
£567.40
£624.80
Source
Yearly
£7,396.47
£8122.40
Source

State Pension and Pension Credit

2022
2023
Average amount of State Pension received
£159.81
£166.13
Source
Average amount of new State Pension received
£168.40
£173.50
Source
Average amount of new State Pension received by women
£165.05
£170.61
Source
Average amount of new State Pension received by men
£170.49
£175.54
Source
Average amount of basic State Pension received
£157.63
£163.61
Source
Average amount of basic State Pension received by women
£146.78
£152.90
Source
Average amount of basic State Pension received by men
£172.71
£178.67
Source
Number of people receiving Pension Credit
1.4 million
1.4 million
Source
Number of women receiving Pension Credit
905,000
900,000
Source
Number of men receiving Pension Credit
466,000
480,000
Source

Pension Credit (2023/24)

Average amount of State Pension received
2022
£159.81
2023
£166.13
Source
Average amount of new State Pension received
2022
£168.40
2023
£173.50
Source
Average amount of new State Pension received by women
2022
£165.05
2023
£170.61
Source
Average amount of new State Pension received by men
2022
£170.49
2023
£175.54
Source
Average amount of basic State Pension received
2022
£157.63
2023
£163.61
Source
Average amount of basic State Pension received by women
2022
£146.78
2023
£152.90
Source
Average amount of basic State Pension received by men
2022
£172.71
2023
£178.67
Source
Number of people receiving Pension Credit
2022
1.4 million
2023
1.4 million
Source
Number of women receiving Pension Credit
2022
905,000
2023
900,000
Source
Number of men receiving Pension Credit
2022
466,000
2023
480,000
Source

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