Although most of us will qualify for some form of State Pension, not all will be given the full amount. A pension forecast shows you how much you will receive when you reach State Pension Age. This helps you assess if you need to top up your savings or other pension options to give you a comfortable retirement. If you’re an employer, try the auto enrollment calculator.
Once we have received your online enquiry we will start calculating how much you will receive at your State Pension Age. We will email to let you know the results of our research. What is the State Pension Forecast Based on? The government pension scheme is based on the number of qualifying years that you have worked. This is assessed by the National Insurance (NI) contributions you have made out of your salary over the years. Some individuals may have had salary gaps if they were on benefits, were carers or stopped work to look after children. These individuals are often given “credits” so that they don’t miss out on periods when they were not able to work.
The forecast can be useful in many ways. Although primarily designed to estimate a qualifying pension, it may also help you better plan your retirement according to your needs. It may, for example, show:
This can give a useful snapshot of how much the state will contribute to your retirement income.
Getting a forecast can help you better plan for retirement or allow you to make an extra push to save so that you have more income after you retire. A forecast could show, for example:
What to do if your State Pension falls short? If you cannot boost your state pension any further or your retirement spending budget shows that this will not give you enough to meet your financial needs, then you may want to look at other retirement planning options. Using alternative pensions earlier in life and boosting tax free savings later may be worth looking at.
You can also request contact details from the Pension Tracing Service by phone or by post.
The Pension Tracing Service
Telephone: 0800 1223 170
From outside the UK: +44 (0) 1782 389134
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
The Pension Tracing Service
400 Pavilion Road
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The Pension Tracing Service ® is a trading style of the Better Retirement Group Ltd. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA number 153420. Our registered office is 400 Pavilion Road Northampton NN4 7PA
This service is not affiliated with the Department of Work and Pensions or any government body. The Pension Tracing Service does not offer financial advice to our clients. However we can allocate you an Authorised and Regulated Pension Specialist.
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