Be Pension Wise
Date: 25 March 2015
The rules for taking personal pensions are changing. From 6 April 2015 you’ll be able to access and use your pension pot in any way you want if you’re aged 55 or over.
Pension Wise is a free and impartial service to help you understand what your pension options are from April 2015.
Visit the Pension Wise website for information and guidance about your pension options and their implications.
Booking an appointment with a pensions guidance specialist
You can book a free appointment with a pensions guidance specialist who will talk through your pension options with you. Appointments will either be over the phone with The Pensions Advisory Service or face to face with specialists from Citizens Advice.
You can book an appointment if:
- You have a ‘defined contribution pension pot’.
- You’re very close to retirement age (ie 54 and 6 months or older).
A ‘defined contribution pension’ is built up over time through regular payments by you and/or your employer.