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Pension Credit

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the age addition on the state pension is worth per week; if he plans to increase the pension credit; and if he will allow pensioners to claim mobility benefit.[106095]

The age addition for state pensioners aged 80 and over is 25 pence per week.Pension credit will be increased at least in line with earnings for the rest of this Parliament.There are no plans to change the rules governing entitlement to the disability living allowance mobility component.