Your retirement / early retirement age

Your date of birthThe age at which you  qualify for early retirementNumber of years you qualify for early retirement benefitsThe age at which you qualify for the state pension
Born before 1 January 1954 60 years 5 years 65 years
Born 1 January 1954 – 30 June 1954 60½ years 5 years 65½
Born 1 July 1954 – 31 December 1954 61 years 5 years 66 years
Born 1 January 1955 – 30 June 1955 61½ years 5 years 66½ years
Born 1 July 1955 – 31 December 1955 62 years 5 years 67 years
Born 1 January 1956 – 30 June 1956 62½ years 4½ years 67 years
Born 1 July 1956 – 31 December 1958 63 years 4 years 67 years
Born 1 January 1959 – 30 June 1959 63½ years 3½ years 67 years
Born 1 July 1959 – 31 December 1962 64 years 3 years 67 years
Born 1 January 1963 – 31 December 1966 65 years The age at which you qualify for early retirement may be changed, however. 3 years 68 years The age at which you qualify for a retirement with a state pension may be changed, however.
Born 1 January 1967 – 31 December 1970 66 years The age at which you qualify for early retirement may be changed, however. 3 years 69 years The age at which you qualify for a retirement with a state pension may be changed, however.
Born 1 January 1971 – 31 December 1974 67 years The age at which you qualify for early retirement may be changed, however. 3 years 70 years The age at which you qualify for a retirement with a state pension may be changed, however.
Born 1 January 1975 or later 67½ years The age at which you qualify for early retirement may be changed, however. 3 years 70½ years The age at which you qualify for a retirement with a state pension may be changed, however.