Pension Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th November 2022.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason eligible pensioners are not enrolled automatically for Pension Credit.

Photo of Laura Trott Laura Trott The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

For Pension Credit, as with other means-tested benefits, eligibility and award amounts are determined by a claimant’s specific financial and personal circumstances. These include their income and savings as well as their marital status or household composition. It would not be possible to accurately identify people who may be entitled to Pension Credit just from data the Department holds.

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