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Pension Credit: Milton Keynes

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Milton Keynes receive (a) basic state pension and (b) pension credit; and what the average weekly amount of pension credit received is. (321869)

The information requested is in the following table.

Milton Keynes local authority

Date

Number/£

People in receipt of basic state pension

March 2009

29,200

Individual beneficiaries of pension credit

August 2009

8,820

Households in receipt of pension credit

August 2009

7,200

Average weekly award of pension credit (£)

August 2009

57.98

1 Numbers in receipt of Basic State Pension rounded to nearest 100.

2 Pension credit caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

3 Household recipients are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves or on behalf of themselves and a partner. Beneficiaries are the number of claimants in addition to the number of partners for whom they are claiming.

4 Pension credit is claimed on a household basis. The average weekly award of pension credit is in relation to the household.

5 Parliamentary constituencies and local authorities are assigned by matching postcodes against the relevant ONS postcode directory.

Sources:

Basic State Pension

Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate, 5 per cent sample. The figures have been adjusted in line with the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent data.

Pension Credit

DWP Information Directorate Work and Pension Longitudinal study 100 per cent. date