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State Retirement Pensions: Denton

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 7 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Denton and Reddish constituency receive (a) basic state pension and (b) pension credit. (325849)

As at March 2009, there were 15,900 recipients of the basic state pension in Denton and Reddish constituency.


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 hundred.

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 Denton and Reddish constituency is in the following table:

Total number of beneficiaries

Total number of households

As at August 2009




1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Number of beneficiaries represents the number of people that pension credit helps and is the number of claimants in addition to the number of partners for whom they are also claiming. (Since 2006 same-sex partners—civil partners and cohabiters are included in the same benefit unit.) Two individuals who are not partners but live in the same house will be counted as separate households; for example two sisters each receiving pension credit in their own right, sharing a house together would be counted as two households.


DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study