We use your NRD to calculate your benefits, in particular whether you are claiming your benefits early or late. You do not have to retire at your NRD. Your employment retirement date is a matter between you and your employer. The University’s policy for support staff can be found here.
Your NRD is defined as follows:
- if you were born before 1 January 1948 it is 31 December 2012;
- if not, it is the later of age 65 and your state pension age in whole years;
- for benefits in the final salary section it is age 65.
You can work out your state pension age by using the Government's state pension calculator.