Changes to the State Pension Puzzled by Pensions? The State Pension has changed. You will be affected by the changes if you are: Female - born on or after 6 April 1953 Male - born on or after 6 April 1951 For more information about the State Pension changes which took place from 6 April 2016, click on a piece of the jigsaw below: If you want to learn more about the State Pension, sign up for our Online Pensions Home Study Course. The first module tells you everything you need to know about the State Pension. You can complete just this module, or you can carry on and have a look at the other modules which cover different pension topics, such as your pension rights at work.