How do I claim the State Pension?
State Pension payments are not made automatically, according to the Government website. Instead, pensioners will have to claim the money.
However, letters are sent out automatically to people nearing the State Pension age.
You should get a letter no later than two months before you reach State Pension age, telling you what to do next.
If you haven’t received an invitation letter, but you are within four months of reaching State Pension age, you can still make a claim.