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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11034: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many mixed aged couples who are entitled to pension credit do not claim it, and what the value of this unclaimed pension credit is (a) in total and (b) on average.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 18 September 2017

The Scottish Government does not hold this information because Pension Credit is administered by the Department for Work and Pension, who publish estimates of benefit take-up including Pension Credit. Whilst this does include a “family type” breakdown, it does not include a breakdown of mixed-age couples.