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Qualifying age for state pension credit

Legal words

Section 1 of the State Pension Credit Act 2002 says:

  • 6) In this Act “the qualifying age” means -

    • in the case of a woman, pensionable age; or
    • in the case of a man, the age which is pensionable age in the case of a woman born on the same day as the man.

Pensionable age for a woman is gradually increasing until both men and women will have the same pensionable age from 2020. Thereafter the pensionable age for men and women will continue to rise. Projected pensionable age based on the date of birth of a man or woman can be viewed here.