State Retirement Pensions

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate the Government has made of the change in the number of people in receipt of the basic state pension between 2019 and 2024.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The new State Pension was introduced in 2016 for people reaching State Pension age on or after the 6th April 2016. The new State Pension replaced the basic State Pension and additional State Pension, which means that no one reaching State Pension age on or after the 6th April 2016 will have claimed the basic State Pension or additional State Pension. The forecasted caseloads for the new State Pension and basic State Pension between 2019/20 and 2023/24 can be found in the table below.

Forecasted caseloads of new State Pension and basic State Pension from 2019-2024, figures in 1000s

Category of pension

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

2023/24

Basic State Pension

11,101

10,627

10,158

9,692

9,225

New State Pension (excluding protected payments)

1,282

1,665

2,286

2,942

3,623

New State Pension Protected Payments (including inherited elements)

371

457

596

739

888

These figures can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2019

Figures relate to Great Britain, or people resident overseas who are receiving United Kingdom benefits.

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