* a man born on or after 6 April 1951
* a woman born on or after 6 April 1953
The earliest you can get the new State Pension is when you reach state pensionable age, you can check this date by clicking the link: https://www.gov.uk/state-pension-age
If you have reached State Pension age before 6 April 2016, you will receive the State Pension based on the old rules.
To be eligible for the State Pension your eligibility is based on your National Insurance record which means you need at least 10 qualifying years to be eligible.