Policy Document

The Social Security (Equalisation of State Pension Age) Regulations 2009




United Kingdom


Work & Retirement


Activation Policies 50+

Main implications

The act mandated that the state pension age for women gradually increase from 60 to 65 between 6 April 2010 and 5 April 2020. This increase would bring the state pension age for women in line with the age for men. As a consequence, benefits, including Jobseeker’s Allowance, would subsequently be payable to women aged 60 to 64.

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

Women born between 6 April 1950 and 5 April 1955 are not impacted by the regulations and remain eligible for state pension at age 60; women born on or after 6 April 1955 will be affected as the age at which women are eligible for pension gradually rises.

Read the Law

Full Text Source in English

2009, No.1488

Original full text source in native language

2009, No.1488

Full text web source in English


Original full text web source in native language


Secondary Literature & Sources

Secondary literature

Hills, J. "From Beveridge to Turner: demography, distribution and the future of pensions in the UK". Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: series a, 169(4) (2006): 663-679.


Alyson Silkowski
London School of Economics

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Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2012): Policy: "The Social Security (Equalisation of State Pension Age) Regulations 2009" (Information provided by Alyson Silkowski). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].