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Pension Credit

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many men over the age of 60 and under the age of 65 are claiming pension credit. (162629)

As at May 2007 there are 209,290 men aged between 60 and 64 claiming pension credit. Around a further 17,000 men aged between 60 and 64 have partners who claim pension credit on their behalf.


1. Caseloads are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. The number of men claiming pension credit come from 100 per cent. data.

3. Those men claiming pension credit could be claiming either for themselves only or on behalf of a household.

4. The number of men whose partners claim on their behalf comes from five per cent. data which has been adjusted in line with 100 per cent. WPLS data and is therefore subject to a degree of sampling variation.


DWP Information Directorate 100 per cent. Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study and five per cent. samples