The age someone is able to claim their state pension has been steadily increasing over the years. In the future, this is set to rise even more and the age workers can claim their pension all depends on the year and day they were born. The age of the pensioner also affects how much money they are likely to receive. Until 2010, the pension age stood at 60 for women and 65 for men but this has gone up.
State pension UK: State pension age is set to increase - this is when you can claim
The age a person can start claiming the state pension has recently changed to make it equal for men and women.
In October 2018, the minimum age someone could begin to claim their payments became 65 for everyone.
However, this does not necessarily mean this will always be the age pensioners can start to claim.
According to gov.uk, the age is set to rise even further and become 66 for both sexes in October 2020.
State pension: The age of the pensioner also affects how much money they are likely to receive (Image: GETTY)