State Pension Rates - UK - Old Age Pension Amount | How Much?
There are several types of state pension, and different Old Age
Pension rates ........ Much depends upon your own personal
circumstances insofar as your years of National Insurance
Contributions and your marital status is concerned in relation
to what you will be paid for your uk state old age pension
Pension Credit Payments
are also dependent upon your personal circumstances, and are
available to those who qualify for Pension Credit Payments.
The Basic State Pension Rates - How much are
the Old Age Pension Rates .........?
The Basic Maximum Rate for State Pension Rates
for the year ..............., is worth up to £113.10 per week
for a single man or woman. This does not mean that you will
automatically receive this amount of old Age Pension. Several
things can lower this maximum rate. However, there are then
other payments which are available to 'top up' your Old Age
Pension to the maximum rate shown above.
Who Qualifies for Basic State Pension?
OAP Rates ............
- If you are a single man, or a single woman, and have the
full number of qualifying years and NI contributions, then
the maximum basic Old Age Pension amount ............., you will
receive is £115.95 for this period - April ................ If you do not have the full number of qualifying
years, then there will be a reduction to this figure. DON'T
WORRY! There are other payments available to help you live
within your uk state old age pension amounts.
- If you have less than 30 years qualifying payments of NI
or qualifying credits, you will NOT get the maximum Basic
Pension. Check here for
Basic State Pension.
Married Persons, Civil Partners,
Married Couples, State Pension entitlement.
- If you are a married man, a married woman, or you are a
civil partner, and qualify from your own NI Contributions, you
will be entitled to the basic State Pension Rate of 115.95 from
- However - if you are a married man, married woman or living
as a civil partner and using your wife's, husband's or civil
partner's National Insurance record, then the maximum state
pension amount you are entitled to is £69.50 per week.
- Married Couples of State Pension Age, and qualifying for the
full pension amount, will get a maximum of £231.90 - from April............ and increasing each April - as with other State Pensions
set out in the paragraph below.
The Basic State Pension - will increase each year - every
April - for married couples according to how much the Average
Earnings have increased ( or by 2.5% or the Prices Index if these
are greater. The minimum increase will be that of the Average
For instance, if the average wages rises by only 1.8% and the
Cost of Living Prices Index by 1.5% (Highly unlikely) you will
receive and increase of 2.5%
- Your Entitlement to the Maximum Basic State Pension, is
dependent upon your having 'qualified' by having paid enough in
National Insurance Contributions during your working lifetime.
Check to see if you have
qualified for the
Maximum State Pension
- You may also be entitled to an
Additional State Pension -
S2P - SERPS as once was. Not everyone is entitled to this
Pension. It will be dependent upon your previous earnings.
There will be changes to the the State Pension Rates System.
But, the current page is in force until then.
- Over 80 and not paid enough contributions - you will not get state
pension amount of 66.00
- You will also get extra Age Addition of 25p per week to go with