When you divorced or dissolved your civil partnership, any workplace or private pensions that you or your ex-partner (husband, wife or civil partner) had, should have been taken into account when dividing the assets.
In Scotland, only the pension that was built up during marriage or the civil partnership is taken into account.
If you were already receiving your State Pension when you divorced and you reached State Pension age before 6 April 2016, any basic State Pension you had would not have been split at divorce or dissolution.
But any Additional State Pension you had might have been shared. Not everyone gets this, it’s the part that you could build up under the old system if you were employed and earning above a certain amount.
If you had not yet reached your State Pension age or you reached your State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016 when you divorced, you’ll get the new State Pension, and this cannot be shared on divorce.
If you’re entitled to an extra payment on top of your State Pension, known as a ‘protected payment’ (which normally accounts for Additional State Pension you had built up before 6 April 2016), then you might have been ordered to share this.