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Pension Credit: Greater Manchester

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Labour, Denton and Reddish

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in (a) Tameside and (b) Stockport received pension credit in each year since its inception.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The information requested is in the following table.

Households in receipt and individual beneficiaries of pension credit in Tameside and Stockport November 2003 to November 2008

Tameside Stockport
As at November each year Household recipients Individual beneficiaries Household recipients Individual beneficiaries
2003 9,860 11,740 9,390 11,040
2004 11,740 14,130 11,790 14,050
2005 11,900 14,340 12,060 14,360
2006 11,930 14,390 12,040 14,380
2007 11,870 14,380 12,100 14,480
2008 11,890 14,460 12,030 14,420
Notes:

1. Caseload figures 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 household.

3. The number of individual beneficiaries includes both claimants and their partners, some of whom may be under 60 years of age.

Source:

DWP Information Directorate Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data

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