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Women Pensioners

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women who are eligible to claim state retirement pension at 60 have not done so. (71846)

The information is not available in the format requested. However, it is estimated that approximately 15,000 women each year are eligible to but do not claim their state pension at age 60, but do so subsequently.


Estimates pre-date the introduction of more general deferral arrangement from April 2005 which may encourage more women to defer claiming their state pension.


GAD estimates based on DWP five per cent. administrative data.