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The State pension changed in 2016 (for people who retire after April 6th 2016).
Instead of the old system where people had a basic state pension, and made contributions towards an additional state pension (depending on their age and income) there is a single flat full level of £203.85 (as of 2023/24). You can no longer build up an additional state pension and you may even get less. We explain how and why below:
If you haven’t retired yet and you’re wondering how much State Pension you will get when you do get to that age, you can get a pension forecast at the Gov.uk site here.
If you’d like to know of all the other great benefits you can get once you’re over 60, including free travel, cheaper dental and medical treatment and lots more, take a look at our article about it here.