On 6 April 2010 the normal minimum pension age will increase from 50 to 55. This is the earliest age at which a member of a UK registered pension scheme can ordinarily draw their pension. There are two exceptions to this. First pension scheme members who meet the ill health condition can continue to receive early payment of their pensions after April 2010 whether or not they have reached the normal minimum pension age and secondly those who have protected pension ages.