The State Pension Age (SPA) is the earliest age you can draw your State Pension. Your SPA is defined by your date of birth.
Under current rules:
Men born before 6 December 1953 retain their SPA of 65.
Women born before 6 April 1950 retain their SPA of 60.
Women born on or after 6 April 1950 but before 6 December 1953 will have an SPA between 60 and 65.
Men and women born on or after 6 December 1953 but before 6 October 1954 will have an SPA between 65 and 66.
Men and women born on or after 6 October 1954 but before 6 April 1968 will have an SPA of 66.
Increases from 66 to 67 and then to 68 will affect men and women born on or after 6 April 1968. (Please note that these increases are likely to be brought forward. Details are not expected to be finalised until the end of 2012 or beginning of 2013.)
UCATT strongly opposes the plans to increase the State Pension age to 68 and actively campaigns against this 'work till you drop' attitude of the Coalition Government.
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