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Pension Credit: Enfield

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents of Enfield, North constituency have applied for pension credits since the establishment of the pension credit scheme. (233893)

Information on the number of applications for pension credit is not available at the level of constituency. The following table contains the number of households in receipt and individual beneficiaries of pension credit in Enfield, North constituency.

Number of household recipients and individual beneficiaries of pension credit in Enfield, North, 2003-08

Household recipients

Individual beneficiaries

November 2003

3,240

3,930

May 2004

3,620

4,430

May 2005

3,960

4,870

May 2006

4,050

5,010

May 2007

4,090

5,030

May 2008

4,120

5,050

Notes: 1. Caseloads are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Pension credit was introduced in October 2003, so November data are used for that year. 3. Household recipients are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of a household. 4. Individual beneficiaries includes both claimants and their partners. Source: DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data.