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State Retirement Plan

State Retirement Pension

Paid to people of retirement age, based on NI conributions.

Help with State Retirement Plan

Additional State Pension

Also known as the State Second Pension or SERPS, is extra money on top of your basic pension.

Retirement Age

Default retirement age has been phased out - most people can work for as long as they want to but some employers can set a compulsory retirement age.

Deferring Your State Pension

Taking up your State Pension later - what you'll get, how to defer, extra State Pension and lump sum payment.

State Pension If You Retire Abroad

State pension if you're overseas - how to claim, rates, payment and tax, contact the International Pension Centre.

Early Retirement And Your Pension

Taking early retirement can affect how much State Pension, personal or workplace pension you get.

Plan Your Retirement Income

It is possible to work out how much money you'll get when you retire and plan ahead - State Pension, Pension Credit, National Insurance.

At the Portland Centre, we can access a State Pension Calculator, to give you an idea of the amount you may be eligible to claim.

This is how the Portland Centre can help

All Benefits come with a number of 'conditions of eligibility'. To get independent help, information and advice, pop into the Portland Centre and we will be happy to run through all the conditions to make sure you never lose out through not knowing.

We can help you with any form filling that might be necessary.

What next?

If you need help with making sure you get everything you are entitled to, just call us on 01305 824333 or email us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre Staff member, to receive immediate assistance.