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Benefits: Pensioner Credit

Volume 689: debated on Tuesday 30 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many people were in receipt of pensioner credit in each local authority ward in the city of Manchester since its introduction.[HL1425]

The Answer is set out in the table below.

Household recipients of pension credit for local authority wards in Manchester 2003 to 2006

Ward Name

Pension Credit Household Recipients

November 2003

May 2004

May 2005

May 2006

Ardwick

730

765

795

795

Baguley

720

810

840

825

Barlow Moor

610

665

695

705

Benchill

735

815

825

855

Beswick and Clayton

830

895

925

925

Blackley

765

860

915

935

Bradford

625

695

740

730

Brooklands

690

755

800

800

Burnage

750

825

875

870

Central

765

835

850

855

Charlestown

785

850

905

930

Cheetham

960

1,015

1,050

1,040

Chorlton

580

650

670

645

Crumpsall

770

810

870

860

Didsbury

380

440

480

475

Fallowfield

715

780

820

805

Gorton North

840

910

925

920

Gorton South

770

830

830

850

Harpurhey

875

940

950

935

Hulme

490

540

545

540

Levenshulme

615

660

680

680

Lightbowne

535

605

630

635

Longsight

975

1,025

1,005

1,020

Moss Side

880

945

1,010

980

Moston

645

735

750

740

Newton Heath

780

885

915

910

Northenden

790

865

915

890

Old Moat

680

760

785

780

Rusholme

585

620

650

660

Sharston

675

735

765

740

Whalley Range

605

670

660

665

Withington

490

525

560

575

Woodhouse

Park

710

800

840

820

Manchester

Local Authority

Total

23,270

25,440

26,400

26,360

Source: DWP Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent data

1. Caseload figures are rounded to the nearest five.

2. Pension credit was introduced on 6 October 2003 and replaced minimum income guarantee (income support for people aged 60 or over).

3. Household recipients are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of a household.