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.