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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the maximum income is which may be received tax free in each week by a person in receipt of the state pension without affecting that person's entitlement to pension credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
tabling member printed
Liam Byrne more like this
uin 6346 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
answer text <p /> <p>The level of income at which entitlement to Pension Credit ends is £151.20 for those under 65 years of age and £188.25 for those aged 65 and over (£230.85 and £274.43 respectively for couples). These amounts may be higher for those with caring responsibilities, a severe disability, or certain housing costs. When calculating Pension Credit entitlement, income such as earnings, pensions or income drawdown is taken into account net of any tax liability, and subject in some cases to full or partial disregards. The provisions defining income and its treatment are sections 15 and 16 of the State Pension Credit Act 2002 and regulations 14 to 18 and schedules IV and VI of the State Pension Credit Regulations 2002.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-16T16:31:51.427Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T16:31:51.427Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
1171
label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
424382
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to increase the uptake of pension credit by people who are eligible. more like this
tabling member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
tabling member printed
Drew Hendry more like this
uin 13630 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-30more like thismore than 2015-10-30
answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to and the Department targets activity on engaging with people who may be eligible at pivotal stages such as when they claim State Pension or report a change in their circumstances.</p><br /><p>We use a wide range of channels to communicate information about Pension Credit to potential customers, including information on gov.uk, in leaflets and by telephone.</p><br /><p>We believe that one of the best ways to reach those eligible customers who may be reluctant to claim is through trusted messengers working in the community and DWP provides a web-based Pension Credit toolkit at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit</a> containing a range of resources for anyone working with pensioners. It contains guides to Pension Credit, examples of the reasons why eligible customers might not claim, ideas for encouraging take-up, and makes available a range of publicity material.</p><br /><p>To increase take-up we are currently engaging with community partners through the Age Action Alliance and have recently begun a series of workshops designed to publicise the toolkit resources and to allow partners to share best practice of what works to encourage take-up.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-30T13:18:03.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-30T13:18:03.237Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4467
label Biography information for Drew Hendry more like this
426145
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Glasgow and (d) Glasgow East constituency who are aged (i) 60, (ii) 61, (iii) 62, (iv) 63, (v) 64, (vi) 65, (vii) 66, and (viii) 67 are in receipt of pension credit in the 2015-16 financial year. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
Natalie McGarry more like this
uin 14806 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
answer text <p>The information as requested for 2015/16 is not available.</p><p>Information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Social Development. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 14807 more like this
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less than 2015-11-10T17:14:47.147Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T17:14:47.147Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4428
label Biography information for Natalie McGarry more like this
426146
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many men in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Glasgow and (d) Glasgow East constituency who are aged (i) 60, (ii) 61, (iii) 62, (iv) 63, (v) 64, (vi) 65, (vii) 66, and (viii) 67 are in receipt of pension credit in the 2015-16 financial year. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
Natalie McGarry more like this
uin 14807 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
answer text <p>The information as requested for 2015/16 is not available.</p><p>Information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Social Development. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 14806 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-10T17:14:47.24Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T17:14:47.24Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4428
label Biography information for Natalie McGarry more like this
426148
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of providing pension credit was to people in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Glasgow and (d) Glasgow East constituency in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
Natalie McGarry more like this
uin 14712 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
answer text <p>Due to the geographical level of information requested it has been assumed that the question refers to benefit expenditure.</p><p>The information on requested is shown in the table below.</p><p>Tables show expenditure for Great Britain, not the UK, as expenditure in Northern Ireland is the responsibility of Northern Ireland Executive.</p><table><tbody><tr><td>Pension Credit Expenditure £ million</td><td>2014/15</td></tr><tr><td>Great Britain</td><td>6,576.1</td></tr><tr><td>Scotland</td><td>587.4</td></tr><tr><td>Glasgow (City)</td><td>108.6</td></tr><tr><td>Glasgow East (constituency)</td><td>19.1</td></tr></tbody></table><p>Benefit expenditure information is published and can be found using the following URL:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015</a></p><br /> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-10T17:04:07.387Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T17:04:07.387Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4428
label Biography information for Natalie McGarry more like this
442767
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-05more like thismore than 2016-01-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of how many pensioners will have the assessed income periods of their pension credit end early as a result of changes to pension credit on 6 April 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 21041 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
answer text <p><strong></strong>We estimate that around 250,000 Pension Credit recipients will have their assessed income period (AIP) end early. This estimate is based on DWP administrative data and includes an assumption about the number of new AIPs that will be set between now and 5 April 2016. The end of an AIP does not necessarily change the Pension Credit award; the effect depends on whether any changes to income or capital have taken place.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-11T14:33:14.003Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-11T14:33:14.003Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
444787
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how many people will receive a lower pension credit entitlement as a result of the rise of the single saving credit threshold by 5.8 per cent and of the couples' threshold by 5.5 per cent. more like this
tabling member constituency Pontypridd more like this
tabling member printed
Owen Smith more like this
uin 22382 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-21more like thismore than 2016-01-21
answer text <p>The single rate of the Savings Credit threshold will rise by 5.8 per cent and the couple rate by 5.5 per cent in April 2016; anyone in receipt of Savings Credit will be affected by this change. The latest estimates of Pension Credit recipients split by those in receipt of Guarantee Credit only, Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit, and Savings Credit only are available from the DWP tabtool:</p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html</a></p><p>The actual impact of up-rating on someone’s Pension Credit depends on a variety of factors, including the make-up of their other income and how or if it increases annually. For example, the basic State Pension will be increased with earnings under the “triple lock”, and the Standard Minimum Guarantee in Pension Credit will also be increased with earnings. Those in receipt of Savings Credit should be better off overall from April 2016 if their State Pension or other income increases.</p><br /> <br />
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-21T09:59:02.097Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-21T09:59:02.097Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4042
label Biography information for Owen Smith more like this
446904
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-21more like thismore than 2016-01-21
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to enable special circumstances to be taken into account when making the decision to withhold pension credit to people who are away from their homes for a period of more than four weeks. more like this
tabling member constituency Hackney South and Shoreditch more like this
tabling member printed
Meg Hillier more like this
uin 23518 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
answer text <p>It is the intention to amend the Pension Credit temporary absence from Great Britain rules from April 2016. The temporary absence rules allow entitlement to Pension Credit to continue where under normal conditions it would not do so.</p><br /><p>We are planning for a general rule which will allow Pension Credit to remain payable for absences not exceeding four weeks. We intend to have exceptions to the general rule to cater for bereavement or medical treatment. Where the absence from Great Britain is in connection with a bereavement concerning a partner or close relative then entitlement to Pension Credit may continue for absences not exceeding eight weeks. Where the absence from Great Britain is in order to receive medical treatment then entitlement to Pension Credit may continue for absences not exceeding 26 weeks.</p><br /><p>These changes do not affect the Pension Credit rules covering absences from home within Great Britain.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-28T13:46:01.31Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T13:46:01.31Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
1524
label Biography information for Meg Hillier more like this
582112
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to amend the eligibility criteria for pension credit so that all men and women aged 60 and above can access that credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
tabling member printed
Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
uin 45972 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-15more like thismore than 2016-09-15
answer text <p>Pension Credit is an income-related benefit paid out of general taxation which targets help at the poorest pensioners. It is a condition of entitlement for Pension Credit that a person has attained the “qualifying age”, which is linked to the women’s State Pension age. This is the same age at which entitlement to Universal Credit ceases.</p><p> </p><p>Changing the eligibility criteria would mean displacing Universal Credit with Pension Credit. Universal Credit has much better work incentives than Pension Credit, and ensures that work always pays. Universal Credit also disregards pension pots in the means test, encouraging further saving, whereas Pension Credit takes pension pots into account and therefore provides no incentive to increase their size.</p><p> </p><p>For those with disability and care needs, the welfare system already makes provision through benefits and services based on needs assessment. This includes provision for those whose health condition means that it is difficult for them to remain in employment. The Government will be publishing a Green Paper on Work and Health later this year which will consider this issue.</p>
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-15T10:47:15.62Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-15T10:47:15.62Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
4461
label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
631250
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people receiving pension credit payments have deferred their state pension in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 52159 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
answer text <p>The department does not hold information on those that have yet to claim their State Pension. Information on how many people receiving Pension Credit payments have deferred their State Pension is not available.</p><p>Any Pension Credit recipients who have deferred claiming their State Pension have the full value of that deferred State Pension taken into account on a pound for pound basis when calculating their entitlement to Pension Credit.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Watford more like this
answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-17T15:04:24.077Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-17T15:04:24.077Z
answering member
4068
label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this