Once claimed, the first payment for the new state pension will be within five weeks of reaching state pension age.
They will then get a full payment every four weeks after that.
“You might get part of a payment before your first full payment,” the Government explains.
“The letter will tell you what to expect.”
For the basic state pension, which is also usually paid every four weeks in arrears, the first payment is made at the end of the first full week after reaching state pension age.
If it is deferred, they would get the first payment at the end of the first full week in which they want to start getting the pension.