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Pension Credit: Essex

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of pensioners resident in (a) Essex and (b) Southend eligible for but not claiming pension credit. (320642)

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

The latest estimates of the take-up rates and the number of those entitled but not receiving pension credit are published in the report “Income Related Benefits estimates of Take-Up in 2007-08”, which is available in the House of Commons Library or on the DWP website at:

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/irb.asp