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State Pension

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people elected not to claim their state old age pension in the most recent year for which figures are available. (114349)

The information requested is not available. Such information as is available indicates that 98 per cent. of pensioner benefit units were in receipt of some state pension in 2004-05. Those not in receipt may include pensioners who are deferring their state pension and those who have misreported the source of their income.


Pensioner Income Series based on Family Resources Survey.