An independent review was recently published into changing the state pension age, with many expecting the move to 68 to be brought forward.
However, ministers have opted to push back any decision on the move to 68 until after the General Election.
A person will receive a letter when they are approaching state pension age inviting them to put in a claim for the payment – they will not receive the money automatically upon reaching state pension age.
An individual can check how much state pension they are on track to receive using the state pension forecast tool on the Government website.
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