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Carer's Premium: Tyne and Wear

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 28 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners received a carer premium with their pension credit, housing benefit or council tax benefit in each social service authority area in Tyne and Wear in (a) 2005 and (b) 2009. (313795)

The information is not available for housing benefit or council tax benefit. The available information for pension credit is in the following table.

Pension credit claimants in Tyne and Wear with carer’s premium


May 2005


May 2009



1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Pension credit is claimed on a household basis and therefore the number of people that pension credit helps is the number of claimants in addition to the number of partners for whom they are also claiming.


DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study