When can I retire?
Your Normal Pension Age is linked to your State Pension Age (with a minimum of age 65). Your Normal Pension Age is the age from which you can retire and receive your pension in full.
You can check your Normal Pension Age by looking up your current State Pension Age at www.gov.uk/calculate-state-pension
But people retire and take their pension for different reasons and at different ages.
There are specific rules relating to each type of retirement and this section looks at the different retirement options.
- Retiring at my own request
- Early retirement due to redundancy or efficiency
- Ill health retirement
- Retirement after Normal Pension Age
The pension you receive will include any extra pension you have purchased.