I am 60, my wife is 35, when I retire, will the State pension be payable
to me as a single person, or the higher rate married couple, as my wife
will be under 60/65, or do we have to wait until she is 60/65 before we
can claim married joint pension ?
You will need to be 65 to get yours. And your wife will need to be 65 before
she is entitled either to her own in her own right or as a married woman
because the woman's state retirement age has been phased in to that age.
Don't think that answers the question asked. You may be entitled to a
married couple's pension, currently £123.80 per week, but that will
depend on whether your wife is dependent on you and whether she has paid
her own contributions.