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Occupational Pensions: Incapacity Benefit

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans next to review the limit set on the sum received by an individual from an occupational pension which may be taken into account in the calculation of that person's incapacity benefit entitlement. (226769)

A holding reply was sent on 14 October 2008.

The amount of pension income that can be disregarded is reviewed as part of the annual benefit uprating exercise. The disregard is already more generous than that used in similar provisions in other benefits like jobseeker's allowance, but we will continue to keep the position under review.