Update Your State Pension Address

Written by Fraser Stewart
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Keeping your address updated with the State Pension service is crucial. Not only does it ensure you receive timely communications, but it also prevents potential disruptions to your pension payments. This guide will walk you through the importance, the when, and the how of updating your address.

Online Address Update for State Pension

We understand that time is of the essence. The link below directs you to HMRC's portal, where you can modify your address details.

If you're looking to update your address, you can do it with HMRC here

To proceed, you'll need your: 

  1. Government Gateway ID
  2. Password

If you're not already registered, you can set up an account during the address update process.

Important: Please ensure you've already relocated before notifying HMRC of your address change.

There you have it—quick and easy, just as promised.

For those seeking a deeper dive, additional details are provided below.

Updating Your Address with HMRC

As highlighted earlier, you can update your address with HMRC here. By doing so, you're not just updating your State Pension address. This action updates your address for:

  1. Income Tax
  2. National Insurance
  3. State Pension
  4. Tax Credits
  5. Child Benefit

Upon signing in, you'll also activate your personal tax account. This platform allows you to review your HMRC records and manage other pertinent details.

Important: This service isn't applicable for:

If this is you, click here instead. 

When Should I Notify HMRC of Changes?

It's essential to keep HMRC updated regarding any changes in circumstances related to your State Pension. Reach out to the State Pension service if you:

  1. Relocate to a new home.
  2. Have a hospital admission or discharge.
  3. Modify your banking details.
  4. Depart from or return to the UK.
  5. Move into a care facility.
  6. Get married or establish a civil partnership.
  7. Become widowed.
  8. Undergo a gender transition.
  9. Finalise a divorce or end a civil partnerships

If any of the above situations apply to you, it's crucial to get in touch with the State Pension Service promptly.

Contacting the Pension Service

Updating your details with the Pension Service is straightforward and should be prioritised, especially if there's a change in your circumstances.

If you live in the UK

By Phone
8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday

Telephone (English): 0800 731 0469

Textphone (English): 0800 731 0464

Telephone (Welsh): 0800 731 0453

Textphone (Welsh): 0800 731 0456

If you cannot hear or speak on the phone - Relay UK: 18011 then 0800 731 0469

British Sign Language (BSL) - Video Relay Service or Use the Service on Mobile or Tablet

By Post You can write to the Pension Service with this address:

The Pension Service
Post Handling Site A
Wolverhampton
WV98 1AF

If you live abroad

For those residing outside the UK, the International Pension Centre (IPC) is your point of contact.

By Phone
8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday

Telephone (English): +44 (0) 191 218 7777 

Textphone (English): +44 (0) 191 218 7280 

British Sign Language (BSL) - Video Relay Service or Use the Service on Mobile or Tablet

By Post You can write to the Pension Service with this address:

The Pension Service 11
Mail Handling Site A
Wolverhampton
WV98 1LW
United Kingdom


Additional Resources

These are important links for the Pension Service:

State Pensions - Homepage
Check your State Pension age
Check your State Pension forecast
Get your State Pension
State Pension if your retire aboard
Contact the Pension Service



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