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Can you apply for your UK pension online?

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An eligible citizen living in Great Britain can apply for UK State Pension online at the government website GOV.UK, according to the Pensions Advisory Service. Online pension services provided by GOV.UK are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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To claim a UK State Pension online, GOV.UK requires that the individual be within 4 months and 4 days of their State Pension age, be registered with Government Gateway, and possess a Government Gateway user ID, password and activation code for State Pension online. During the online application process, the applicant is required to provide information regarding his National Insurance number, current address, bank account details, addresses and dates of employment of jobs worked in the two previous years, husband, wife or civil partner’s details, and details of any social security benefits or entitlements belonging to them or their partner, notes the Pensions Advisory Service.

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