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Pension Credit: Selby

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of pension credit in Selby constituency on the latest date for which information is available. (299769)

The information requested is in the following table.

Pension credit caseload February 2009

Selby parliamentary constituency

Households in receipt of pension credit

3,370

Individual beneficiaries of pension credit

4,160

Notes:

1. The number of households in receipt are rounded to the nearest 10.

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

3. Number of beneficiaries—pension credit is claimed on a household basis and therefore the number of people that pension credit helps is the number of claimants in addition to the number of partners for whom they are also claiming.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study