Pension Credit: Applications

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Nigel Waterson Nigel Waterson Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pension tracking application forms were submitted to the Pension Tracking Service in each month since the service has been offered; and how many pensions were successfully traced in each month.

Photo of James Purnell James Purnell Minister of State (Pensions Reform), Department for Work and Pensions

The information is in the following tables.

Total number of trace requests received by the Pension Tracing Service since April 2005
2005
April May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Total trace requests 1,768 2,243 2,067 1,556 1,757 1,950 1,753 3,037 1,740
Successful pension scheme traces 1,993 2,741 2,359 1,820 2,080 2,326 2,141 3,573 2,142
2006
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Total trace requests 2,212 2,258 3,256 2,894 2,307 3,373 4,101 3,469 3,560
Successful pension scheme traces 2,631 2,710 3,942 3,386 2,651 3,103 3,660 3,101 3,181
2006 2007
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Total trace requests 3,727 3,718 2,096 4,210 4,982 4,868
Successful pension scheme traces 3,338 3,300 1,899 3,766 4,204 4,571
Notes:

1. The total requests is the number of customers who may have requested one or more traces.

2. Successful pension scheme traces may be higher than requests due to multiple pension traces requested in one application.

Source:

Information generated from the Pension Tracing IT System

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