You will first need to claim for your State Pension as the payment is not automatic. Four months before you reach State Pension age you will receive a letter with details on how to make a claim. You can claim either online, over the phone or by post.
You will be paid at the end of the first full week once you reach State Pension age and, from then, you will be paid every four weeks.
The day on which your pension is paid will depend on the last 2 digits of your National Insurance Number. For example, if your National Insurance number ends in digits between 00-19, you will be paid your State Pension on Monday. If your National Insurance number ends in digits between 20-39, you will be paid your State Pension on Tuesday, and so on.