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Pension Credit

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioner households were paid (a) pension guarantee credit, (b) pension savings credit and (c) pension guarantee and pension savings credit in 2009. (314667)

The information requested is in the following table.

Households in receipt and individual beneficiaries of pension credit as at May 2009

Household recipients

Individual beneficiaries

Guarantee credit only

925,710

1,123,530

Savings credit only

599,590

791,520

Guarantee and savings credit

1,205,230

1,425,130

Notes:

1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Household recipients are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of themselves and a partner.

3. The number of individual beneficiaries includes both claimants and their partners.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal! Study 100 per cent. data