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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 22 July (HL16979), whether they will provide details of the funding for charities that work with older people to support the take-up of Pension Credit in each of the three years specified in the original question. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL17617 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del><ins class="ministerial">The Government works with a wide range of stakeholders including charitable organisations to promote the take-up of Pension Credit. However, the DWP does not provide specific funding to such organisations for Pension Credit take-up related activities. Support is available through a variety of information resources including the Pension Credit toolkit, which is an on-line tool for organisations to use in order to encourage people to claim Pension Credit.</ins></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:36:02.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:36:02.463Z
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less than 2019-10-02T14:06:45.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:06:45.907Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect on mixed-age couples of the changes to eligibility for pensions credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 209375 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>This change means that the same work incentives apply to the younger partner as apply to other people of the same age, and that taxpayer support is directed where it is needed most. The difference between the levels of financial support in Universal Credit as compared to Pension Credit and pension-age Housing Benefit, will depend on individual circumstances. The differences reflect the role of Universal Credit in ensuring that work always pays, and of Pension Credit in providing long-term support to those who have permanently left the labour market because of retirement on top of the support also provided by the State Pension. It is for the same reason that the treatment of earned income in Universal Credit is more generous than in Pension Credit. The younger partner in a mixed-age couple receiving Universal Credit will have access to the tailored support provided by work coaches to help them find work or progress in work. No work-related requirements will be applied to the older partner.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 209365 more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T17:04:14.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:04:14.227Z
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4142
unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4425
star this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1043150
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star this property date less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 14 January 2019, HCWS1249, on pensions update, what estimate she has made of the number of people who will be affected by changes to pension credit in each local authority. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 209773 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The Welfare Reform Act 2012 amended the entitlement conditions for Pension Credit so as to require both members of a couple to have reached the qualifying age for Pension Credit before the couple can be entitled to it.</p><p> </p><p>The change will not affect mixed age couples who are entitled to Pension Credit and/or pension age Housing Benefit immediately before the implementation date, unless their entitlement to both those benefits subsequently ends.</p><p> </p><p>The number of mixed age couples that are estimated to be affected by the change in the future is not available at local authority level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-01-22T11:51:49Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T11:51:49Z
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4142
unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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534
star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1047786
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many couples are in receipt of Pension Credit where one partner has reached state pension age and the other has not. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 212388 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>An estimated 115,000 couples are in receipt of either Pension Credit or pension-age Housing Benefit where one partner has reached state pension age and the other has not. These couples will continue to receive those benefits for as long as they are entitled to either of them. The table below shows further breakdowns of mixed age couples.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Nov 2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Claiming Pension Credit only</p></td><td><p>34,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Claiming Housing Benefit only</p></td><td><p>25,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Claiming both Pension Credit and Housing Benefit</p></td><td><p>55,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total mixed age couples</p></td><td><p>115,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The table below gives estimates of the effects on Annual Managed Expenditure of the changes to be introduced in May 2019 to the eligibility for Pension Credit and pension-age Housing Benefit of couples where one partner has reached state pension age and the other has not. The estimates relate to couples who are not in receipt of either Pension Credit or pension-age Housing Benefit at the point the changes are introduced. They include no estimate of behavioural effects, for example from job retention or increased saving for retirement.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated overall AME savings</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£45m</p></td><td><p>£130m</p></td><td><p>£220m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>To provide context in terms of the estimated AME savings in relation to the mixed age couples policy, the table below sets out total forecasted AME spending directed at pensioners over the same time period.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Expenditure Directed at Pensioners</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Nominal terms</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Forecast</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Forecast</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Forecast</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p>£123,961m</p></td><td><p>£125,857m</p></td><td><p>£130,692m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Table 2a, Benefit expenditure and caseload tables, 2018 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2018)</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 212389 more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T17:25:28.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T17:25:28.257Z
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4142
unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4400
star this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
1047787
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the potential effect on the public finances in (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21, and (c) 2021-22 of the changes to be introduced in May 2019 to the eligibility for pension credit of couples where one partner has reached state pension age and the other has not. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 212389 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>An estimated 115,000 couples are in receipt of either Pension Credit or pension-age Housing Benefit where one partner has reached state pension age and the other has not. These couples will continue to receive those benefits for as long as they are entitled to either of them. The table below shows further breakdowns of mixed age couples.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Nov 2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Claiming Pension Credit only</p></td><td><p>34,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Claiming Housing Benefit only</p></td><td><p>25,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Claiming both Pension Credit and Housing Benefit</p></td><td><p>55,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total mixed age couples</p></td><td><p>115,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The table below gives estimates of the effects on Annual Managed Expenditure of the changes to be introduced in May 2019 to the eligibility for Pension Credit and pension-age Housing Benefit of couples where one partner has reached state pension age and the other has not. The estimates relate to couples who are not in receipt of either Pension Credit or pension-age Housing Benefit at the point the changes are introduced. They include no estimate of behavioural effects, for example from job retention or increased saving for retirement.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated overall AME savings</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£45m</p></td><td><p>£130m</p></td><td><p>£220m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>To provide context in terms of the estimated AME savings in relation to the mixed age couples policy, the table below sets out total forecasted AME spending directed at pensioners over the same time period.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Expenditure Directed at Pensioners</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Nominal terms</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Forecast</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Forecast</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Forecast</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p>£123,961m</p></td><td><p>£125,857m</p></td><td><p>£130,692m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Table 2a, Benefit expenditure and caseload tables, 2018 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2018)</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 212388 more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T17:25:28.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T17:25:28.32Z
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4142
unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4400
star this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
1055244
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star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2019 to Question 212389, what estimate she has made of the number of couples affected in (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21 and (c) 2021-22 of the changes to be introduced in May 2019 to the eligibility for pension credit of couples where one partner has reached state pension age and the other has not. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 217093 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Welfare Reform Act 2012 amended entitlement conditions for Pension Credit so as to require both members of a couple to have reached the qualifying age for Pension Credit before the couple can be entitled to it.</p><p> </p><p>The change will not affect mixed age couples who are entitled to Pension Credit and/or pension age Housing Benefit immediately before the implementation date unless their entitlement to both those benefits subsequently ends.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate of the number of mixed age couples who may be affected by the forthcoming changes to be introduced on 15 May 2019 is set out below:</p><p><strong>Estimated mixed age couples affected by policy change</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>15,000</p></td><td><p>30,000</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T14:04:36.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T14:04:36.543Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4400
star this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
1055903
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will issue a response to Early Day Motion 2033 on Pension Credit - Debate and Vote. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
star this property uin 217594 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s reforms to the welfare system are designed to support those who need it and help people into work. We have reduced pensioner poverty to close to historically low levels and the triple lock on the State Pension has helped lift the incomes of millions of pensioners. Since 2010, we have increased the annual level of the basic State Pension by £1,450. In 2018/19 we will spend £121.5 billion on benefits for pensioners and by 2023/24 this rises to £143.5 billion.</p><p> </p><p>In 2012, Parliament voted to modernise the welfare system to ensure that couples, where one person is of working age and the other person is over State Pension age, access support, where it is needed, through the working age benefit regime. This replaces the previous system whereby the household could access either Pension Credit and pension-age Housing Benefit, or working-age benefits.</p><p> </p><p>Pension Credit is designed to provide long-term support for pensioner households who are no longer economically active. It is not designed to support working age claimants. This change will ensure that the same work incentives apply to the younger partner as apply to other people of the same age, and taxpayer support is directed where it is needed most.</p><p> </p><p>The Government set out to Parliament last year that this change would be implemented once Universal Credit was available nationally for new claims. On 14th January 2019, the Government confirmed that this change will be introduced from 15th May 2019. The change was being brought into effect in Great Britain through a Commencement Order[1] under the Welfare Reform Act 2012. There was an equivalent Order to introduce the change for Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>The change will not affect mixed age couples who are entitled to Pension Credit and/or pension age Housing Benefit immediately before the implementation date unless their entitlement to both those benefits subsequently ends.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2017, Government published an employer-led Strategy “Fuller Working Lives: A Partnership Approach”, which sets out the importance of Fuller Working Lives for employers and individuals. It also sets out action Government is taking to support older workers to remain in the labour market.</p><p> </p><p>Honourable Members can seek the opportunity to debate the issues raised by this commencement order through applying for an adjournment or Backbench Business Committee debate.</p><p /><p> </p><p>[1] The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 31 and Savings and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No. 21 and 23 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2019</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T14:23:22.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T14:23:22.097Z
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4142
unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4365
star this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this
1055956
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of pensioners that will be affected by the changes to the claiming of pension credit by mixed age couples. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 217671 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Welfare Reform Act 2012 amended entitlement conditions for Pension Credit so as to require both members of a couple to have reached the qualifying age for Pension Credit before the couple can be entitled to it.</p><p> </p><p>The change will not affect mixed age couples who are entitled to Pension Credit and/or pension age Housing Benefit immediately before the implementation date unless their entitlement to both those benefits subsequently ends.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate of the number of mixed age couples who may be affected by the forthcoming changes to be introduced on 15 May 2019 is set out below:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated mixed age couples affected by policy change</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>15,000</p></td><td><p>30,000</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below gives estimates of the effects on Annual Managed Expenditure (AME) of the changes to be introduced in May 2019 to the eligibility for Pension Credit and pension-age Housing Benefit of couples where one partner has reached state pension age and the other has not. The estimates relate to couples who are not in receipt of either Pension Credit or pension-age Housing Benefit at the point the changes are introduced. They include no estimate of behavioural effects, for example from job retention or increased saving for retirement.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated overall AME savings</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£45m</p></td><td><p>£130m</p></td><td><p>£220m</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 217672 more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T13:51:16.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T13:51:16.493Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1055958
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the savings for the public purse that will be made as a result of the changes to the claiming of pension credit by mixed age couples. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 217672 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Welfare Reform Act 2012 amended entitlement conditions for Pension Credit so as to require both members of a couple to have reached the qualifying age for Pension Credit before the couple can be entitled to it.</p><p> </p><p>The change will not affect mixed age couples who are entitled to Pension Credit and/or pension age Housing Benefit immediately before the implementation date unless their entitlement to both those benefits subsequently ends.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate of the number of mixed age couples who may be affected by the forthcoming changes to be introduced on 15 May 2019 is set out below:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated mixed age couples affected by policy change</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>15,000</p></td><td><p>30,000</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below gives estimates of the effects on Annual Managed Expenditure (AME) of the changes to be introduced in May 2019 to the eligibility for Pension Credit and pension-age Housing Benefit of couples where one partner has reached state pension age and the other has not. The estimates relate to couples who are not in receipt of either Pension Credit or pension-age Housing Benefit at the point the changes are introduced. They include no estimate of behavioural effects, for example from job retention or increased saving for retirement.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated overall AME savings</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£45m</p></td><td><p>£130m</p></td><td><p>£220m</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 217671 more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T13:51:16.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T13:51:16.553Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the average annual loss in pension credit and pension age housing benefit per couple who are in a mixed-aged relationship after 15 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>Mixed-age couples will see no reduction in the amount of benefit they receive as a result of this change, unless they are already in receipt of Pension Credit and/or pension-age Housing Benefit but then lose entitlement to both of those benefits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T17:33:06.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T17:33:06.703Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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