Ageing population and state pentions

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The UK’s Ageing population- Research and discussion

What are the earliest ages a person can claim a state pension at the moment?

At the moment the state pension age for men is 65 minimum, and the women’s state pension age has just increased from 60-65.

What changes are going to take place and when?

On April 6th 2010 the way people qualified for state pensions changed:

·         A single qualifying year will entitle you to at least some basic state pension.

·         It is easier for parents and carers to build up qualifying years and get a state pension.

·         To get a full basic State Pension, you only need 30 qualifying years of National Insurance contributions (in the past, men normally needed 44 years and women 39 years)

The State Pension age for both men and


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