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State Pension Age Rise Brought Forward

20 July 2017

SPA Review

The Department for Work and Pensions has published a report outlining the Government's proposals to increase the State Pension age from 67 to 68 in 2037–39. This follows an announcement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke, that the rise in State Pension Age (SPA) to 68 will now happen in 2039 rather than 2046, affecting those currently aged between 39 and 47.  This is in line with the recommendation in John Cridland’s review.

As the payable date for your CARE benefits under the Local Government Pension Scheme (NI) is linked to your State Pension age, this proposed change will also affect when you will be eligible to receive your Scheme benefits – not just your State Pension.  

More information will be published in our Annual Newsletters which will be delivered to all members' later in the year.