Unravelling the rules around State Pensions


Did you know that you don’t have to take your State Pension when you reach the State Pension age?

There have been numerous changes to how you qualify for the full State Pension and when you will be able to draw on this valuable benefit.

In this episode of the podcast, Justin chats with Rian Timmins, Trainee Financial Planner at MFP Wealth Management, who explains all the rules.

This includes how to find your State Pension age, what you will receive and when you will receive it.

Rian goes on to explain how to top up your State Pension if you have missing years, in which situations you may need to do so and unravels the complexity of the State Pension rules.

Listen here on episode 043 The Retirement Café Podcast.


Useful links

Check your State Pension age

Request a State pension forecast

How the new State Pension is calculated

Our videos on how to obtain a State Pension Forecast, interpret your forecast and reduce a shortfall in your State Pension entitlement.


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