Additional State Pension definition

What does Additional State Pension mean?

The earnings-related state pension.

From 1978–2002 the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme (SERPS) and, from 2002, the State Second Pension (S2P). It is a pension paid on top of your basic state pension. Self-employed people cannot build up an additional state pension. It is being replaced by the new flat-rate state pension in respect of people reaching their state pension age on or after 6 April 2016.

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