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Pension Credit: Hampstead

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners applied for pension tax credit in Hampstead and Highgate constituency up to 2008; and how many such applications have been refused. (304129)

Information about the total number of claims including unsuccessful claims is not available. The information that is available is shown in the following table:

Successful applications to pension credit in Hampstead and Highgate parliamentary constituency

Number of successful new claims (Thousand)

2003

November

3.28

2004

February

0.19

May

0.23

August

0.18

November

0.16

2005

February

0.11

May

0.11

August

0.10

November

0.10

2006

February

0.07

May

0.10

August

0.09

November

0.08

2007

February

0.08

May

0.09

August

0.10

November

0.10

2008

February

May

0.09

August

0.08

November

0.10

2009

February

0.07

May

0.10

Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Totals may not sum due to rounding, and exclude some short-term flows not captured by the relevant scans. 2. The successful new claims is the total number of awards of benefit that commenced within the quarter. Source: DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.