The earliest date that you can take your pension from the UKRF (your Minimum Pension Age) is due to rise from age 55 to age 57 on 6 April 2028 for most people. This change is being made by the government, and reflects the increase to the State Pension Age, which is due to rise to age 67 by 2028.

Some members may have an earlier Minimum Pension Age, and we will contact you if you are affected.

This change does not affect the earliest age at which you can take your pension if you meet the rules for ill-health retirement.

What’s changing?

The Minimum Pension Age will rise to age 57 for most people on 6 April 2028.

This means that you will not be able to access your pension from the UKRF before age 57 unless you meet the rules for ill-health retirement or have been told that this does not apply to you.

What do I need to do?

We will contact you to let you know if you are affected by this change, and what it means for you.

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Even if we do not contact you, as the change does not affect you, reviewing your retirement plans on a regular basis is a great habit to get into, particularly if you’re getting closer to the age at which you’d like to start taking your pension.

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