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State Retirement Age

The proposed changes to the State Pension age timetable, announced in November 2010, affect those born between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1960.

Under the new proposals, from December 2018 the State Pension age for both men and women will start to increase to reach 66 by April 2020. This would mean that women’s State Pension age will increase more quickly to 65 between April 2016 and November 2018.

These proposed changes to the timetable are not yet law and still require the approval of Parliament.

Proposed changes for women

Date of Birth  Date State Pension age reached 
 6 April 1953 - 5 may 1953  6 July 2016
 6 May 1953 - 5 June 1953  6 November 2016
 6 June 1953 - 5 July 1953  6 March 2017
 6 July 1953 - 5 August 1953    6 July 2017
 6 August 1953 - 5 September 1953     6 November 2017
 6 September 1953 - 5 October 1953  6 March 2018
 6 October 1953 - 5 November 1953  6 July 2018
 6 November 1953 - 5 December 1953    6 November 2018

Proposed  changes for women and men

Date of Birth   Date State Pension age reached  
 6 December 1953 - 5 January 1954   6 March 2019
 6 January 1954 - 5 February 1954  6 May 2019
 6 February 1954 - 5 March 1954  6 July 2019
 6 March 1954 - 5 April 1954  6 September 2019
 6 April 1954 - 5 May 1954  6 November 2019
 6 May 1954 - 5 June 1954  6 January 2020
 6 June 1954 - 5 July 1954  6 March 2020
 6 July 1954 - 5 August 1954  6 May 2020
 6 August 1954 - 5 September 1954  6 July 2020
 6 September 1954 - 5 October 1954       6 September 2020
 From 6 October 1954  66th Birthday

You can find out your State Retirement Date by using this online calculator.