What is State Pension age (SPA)?

This is the age from which you can claim your State Pension benefits.

What is my State Pension age?

This is set by the Government, and is usually linked to your date of birth and gender. You can find out more about State Pension ages by checking the GOV.uk website.

Why is my State Pension age important for my alpha pension?

In alpha your Normal Pension Age (NPA) is linked to your SPA.

Your NPA is the later of age 65 and your SPA. This means for most members their SPA and alpha NPA will be the same.

What if my State Pension age changes?

For most members your alpha NPA is the same as your SPA. Your SPA could change in the future and as the two are linked, if your SPA changes, your alpha NPA will change too. If your SPA is lower than age 65 your alpha NPA will remain as age 65.

14 December 2021
Last updated:
29 June 2022