Orkney Islands Council
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State Pension Reforms

The new State Pension is a regular payment from the government that can be claimed by those reaching state pension age on or after 6 April 2016. This will apply to a man born on or after 6 April 1951 or a woman born on or after 6 April 1953. The new State Pension replaces the current State Pension scheme and for 2016/17 is up to £155.65 per week.

The Pensions Act 2014 brings forward the increase of State Pension age to 67 so that it is implemented between 2026 and 2028 instead of between 2034 to 2036.

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