Benefits - State retirement pension
The basic state pension is a regular payment from the government that you can get when you reach State Pension age.
To get it you must have paid or been credited with National Insurance contributions.
It's worth understanding how you build up State Pension and how much income it will give you in later life.
How to claim
You won’t get your State Pension automatically - you have to claim it. You should get a letter 4 months before you reach State Pension age, telling you what to do.
If you haven’t got a letter 3 months before your State Pension age, phone the claim line. They’ll discuss with you what you need to do.
Phone: 0800 731 7898
Textphone: 0800 731 7339
Contact The Highland Councils Welfare Support Team for free advice and support on completing the form on:
Phone: 0800 090 1004