You can claim the new State Pension at State Pension age if you have at least 10 years National Insurance contributions and are:
You won’t normally receive your State Pension automatically. You need to make a claim.
Step one: You should get a letter and booklet from the Pension Service about four months before you reach the State Pension age. If you don’t, give the Pension Service a call on 0800 731 7898.
Step two: You can claim your pension online, over the phone or by post. You will need to provide your National Insurance number when you make a claim and you may need to provide evidence of your date of birth.