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State Pensions: Pension Credit

Table 11:Take-up of households receiving different types of Pension Credit, 2015/16[1]



Type of benefit

Eligible households (thousands[2])

Actual households (thousands[3])


Implied take-up

Guarantee Credit

2,340 – 2,520[4]

1570

62% - 67%

Savings Credit only

720 – 830

380

46% – 53%

All Pension Credit

3,100 – 3,310

1,980

59% – 63%



[1] DWP (2017) Income-Related benefits: estimates of take-up in 2015/16. Estimates of the number of entitled non-recipients have been annualised. Estimates of the number of households receiving Pension Credit will differ from those in Table 10 as they use a different data source and refer to a different time period.

[2] Figures rounded to the nearest 10,000.

[3] The numbers of actual households differs from the numbers actually claiming in Table 10 because they use a different source for consistency with the numbers of households eligible.

[4] A range exists to take into account the uncertainties of the estimates.

 

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