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Pension Credit: Chelmsford

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in West Chelmsford constituency (a) were entitled to claim and (b) claimed pension credit in each of the last five years. (254756)

Estimates of eligibility to pension credit are not available below the level of Great Britain.

The latest estimates of the take-up rates and the number of those entitled to but not receiving pension credit is published in the report “Income Related Benefits Estimates of Take-Up in 2006-07”.

The numbers of claimants in receipt of pension credit in West Chelmsford in each of the last five years are shown in the following table:

Claimants of pension credit in West Chelmsford parliamentary constituencyAs at May each yearTotal claimants20042,89020053,18020063,17020073,21020083,130 Notes:1. The number of households in receipt are rounded to the nearest 10.2. Pension credit is claimed on a household basis. Household recipients are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of a household.Source:DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data.