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Pension Credit

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners eligible for the savings pension credit who have not claimed their entitlement. (222522)

Latest estimates of the take-up rates, the number of pensioners who were entitled to but not claiming pension credit and the amount of pension credit unclaimed in Great Britain were published in the “Income Related Benefits Estimates of Take-Up in 2006-07” report. A copy of this report is available in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Cleethorpes constituency received pension credit in each year since 2003. (222786)

The information requested is in the following table.

Number of households recipients and individual beneficiaries of pension credit in Cleethorpes parliamentary constituency

November

Household recipients

Individual beneficiaries

2007

5,100

6,450

2006

5,090

6,490

2005

5,060

6,410

2004

4,900

6,180

2003

3,910

4,850

Notes:

1. The number of households in receipt are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Household recipients are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of a household.

3. Individual beneficiaries includes both claimants and their partners.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent data