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Pension Credit

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in the UK received the full pension credit because they had (a) a low contributory state pension and (b) no additional savings in 2007-08. (267280)

The guarantee credit element of pension credit, an income related benefit, works by topping the recipient’s net income (from all appropriate sources) up to their appropriate guarantee. It would not therefore, be appropriate to attribute entitlement to pension credit, to the absence of a particular element of a person’s overall income.