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Pensioners: Means-tested Benefits

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 7 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of those over the age of (a) 60, (b) 65 and (c) 70 years were in receipt of means-tested benefits in each year since 1997. (321490)

[holding answer 10 March 2010]: As a claimant can be in receipt of more than one benefit, and the total number of claimants receiving one or more means-tested benefits is not available, it is not possible to derive the number or percentage of people receiving means tested benefits from the available information.