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Check your state pension

Is your State Pension on track?

Whether your retirement is still years away, or just around the corner, it's worth checking your State Pension for problems today.

Check your State Pension with GOV.UK Verify

You may not have given much thought to your State Pension, but are you sure you'll get the full amount when the time comes?

Gaps in your National Insurance contribution record could mean you won't get the full State Pension and this could be because

  • you didn't earn enough in employment
  • didn't claim benefits if you were unemployed
  • you've lived abroad

Whatever the case, when it comes to your State Pension, the sooner you spot any problems with your National Insurance record, the better – and you can check it today using GOV.UK Verify.

Trusted, safe and secure

GOV.UK Verify is a new way to prove who you are for online government services.

To get started, all you need to do is create a Barclays identity profile. You only have to do this once and it only takes around 15 minutes – or much less if you already use Barclays Online banking. You can then use your profile for safe and secure access to services on GOV.UK.

Barclays is one of a handful of companies certified by GOV.UK to verify identities. We thoroughly check your personal details on the government's behalf when you create your profile and then do a quick check every time you use it to access an online service.

How Barclays helps

When you create a Barclays identity profile

  • You don't have to bank with us - anyone can do it
  • You can use one profile for all online government services where you see the GOV.UK Verify logo
  • Tough security protects privacy and helps prevent identity theft for online government services that use GOV.UK Verify

We promise never to

  • Share your financial information with government services
  • Use your personal details for anything else
  • Send you junk mail or make marketing calls

Check your State Pension with GOV.UK Verify

  1. Go to www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-your-state-pension.
  2. Select the 'sign in using GOV.UK Verify' link.
  3. When the 'Sign in using GOV.UK Verify' page opens, select 'This is my first time using Verify'.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions and, when prompted, choose Barclays from the list of certified companies.

It only takes around 15 minutes to create your Barclays identity profile for GOV.UK Verify and check your State Penion is on track.