Explore your pension options

If you have a defined contribution (personal or workplace) pension you choose how to take your money.

You can use this service to find out about:

  • the options for taking your pension money
  • how each option is taxed
  • next steps to take
  • questions to ask your provider

How it works

  1. You’ll get a brief summary of the 6 options for taking a defined contribution pension.
  2. Select the ones you’re most interested in for more detailed information.
  3. You can then choose extra information, eg how your pension is taxed.
  4. Print or download your summary.

Before you start

You need to have a defined contribution pension (not a final salary or career average pension).

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Not sure what pension type you have?

You can get help with the State Pension from the Pensions Service.