Qualifying for a state pension
The Government has changed the age rules for qualification for the state pension. The state pension age was equalised at 65 for both men and women in 2018. From 2019, the state pension age will increase for both men and women to reach 66 by October 2020. The Government is planning further state pension age increases from 66 to 67 between 2026 and 2028. The state pension age would therefore increase to 68 between 2037 and 2039.