Changes to the State Pension System
The State Pension system is changing from April 2016. You can read more about the changes by clicking here or by viewing the Governments website https://www.gov.uk/new-state-pension/overview. As the system is changing contracting-out will also end which will mean that most employees and their employers will pay more National Insurance Contributions from April 2016, you can read more about contracting out by clicking here.
You can click here to view the All Wales Newsletter that was issued in December 2015.
Did you know that you can claim Your State Pension Online?
Approaching State Pension age? Stay in control by claiming your State Pension Online via GOV.UK.
All UK residents can claim their pension online; it only takes 20 minutes to complete and is available 24/7. It’s a secure and easy to use service with online help provided along the way. Not only that, online claims can be completed in multiple sittings. If you haven’t got everything you need to hand, simply save your online claim and return to it within 30 days. You can also save and print a copy for your own records.
Additionally you can now claim new State Pension via the online service.
To find out more visit www.gov.uk/claim-state-pension-online
You may also find the DWP guide to your state pension statement useful, it can be accessed by clicking here