What are my options?

Retire at pension age

You can claim your full, unreduced pension any time after your pension scheme’s retirement age.

Early retirement

You can choose to claim your pension early any time after your pension scheme’s minimum retirement age.

Partial retirement

Partial retirement allows pension scheme members to take some or all of their pension and tax-free lump sum and continue working.

Podcast seasons 1 and 2 available now

The Civil Service Pensions Podcast will help you get to grips with your pension and make more informed choices about your financial future, whatever stage of life you're at.

Available now, wherever you get your podcasts.

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How to claim your pension

If you're ready to start claiming some or all of your pension, we're here to help you every step of the way. The step by step guide will tell you what you need to do and when at every stage of the process.

Saving for your future

Increase your pension

Different ways you can increase the amount of Civil Service pension you will receive when you retire.

Pension portal

Register or log in to the Pension Portal to estimate how much pension you might get.

Tools and calculators

If you can't access the Pension Portal, use our manual calculators to estimate how much pension you might get.

25 November 2021
Last updated:
28 September 2023