Around eight million state pension forecasts have been viewed online since the digital service was launched in February 2016, Professional Pensions analysis reveals.
The government's online check your state pension service - which provides a personalised estimate of what state pension an individual may receive - was made available to the public on 11 February 2016.
A Freedom of Information Act request by Professional Pensions has shown that, based on monthly figures there were a total of 4,552,065 forecasts viewed from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 - a 36% increase on the 3,337,932 forecasts viewed from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.
In total, around eight million state pension forecasts have now been viewed online since the service launched.
Since the beginning of this year alone, there have been a total of 3,320,864 online state pension forecasts viewed (1 January 2018 to 31 July 2018) compared to 230,940 paper forecasts.
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