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Definition of working age

The benefit schemes and changes within these schemes are often different for ‘working age’ and for ‘pension age’ claims.

A claim is classed as working age if the applicant and their partner are under the State Pension Credit age. The age that you are classed as being a pensioner is gradually increasing from 60 to 68 over the years through to 2020. By 6 March 2013 you will be classed as being of State Pension Credit age if your birthday falls before 5 April 1951.

This link will take you to the Governments Pension age calculator:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Pensionsandretirementplanning/StatePension/DG_4017919

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