State pension age rises to 66

Published:  06 October, 2020

Some mechanics may find themselves working for a little longer before they can retire, as the UK state pension age rises to 66.

From today (Tuesday 6 October), some people will only become eligible for the state pension at age 66. Both men and women born between 6 October 1954 and 5 April 1960 will now be able to receive their pension from the day they reach 66. The retirement age will continue to rise to 67 and 68 in a staggered manner, as the state pension age is set to continue going up.

The state pension for is now worth £175.20 per week for new recipients. To get the total  sum, workers must fulfil a number of requirements,  including having  paid in 35 years of national insurance.

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