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Pension Credit: York

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in City of York local authority area receive (a) basic state pension and (b) pension credit; and what the average weekly amount of pension credit received is. (321690)

As at March 2009, there were 36,800 recipients of the basic state pension in York local authority.


1. Figures are subject a high degree of sampling error and should be used as a guide.

2. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

3. Totals may not sum due to rounding.


Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate, 5 per cent. sample

The information requested on the number of recipients of pension credit in York local authority and the average weekly award of pension credit received is in the following table:

As at August 2009


Individual beneficiaries


Households recipients


Average weekly award of pension credit (£)



1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. 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.

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

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


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