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State Retirement Pensions

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 203423, tabled on 1 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people receive over-80 pensions; what estimate he has made of how many people are entitled to claim such pensions; and what steps he has taken to publicise such pensions to people who are entitled to them.

Answered on

7 July 2014

The over-80 pension is also known as the Category D pension. The number of people in receipt of a Category D pension is published on the Department's website at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool

Guidance for users is available at:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance

A reliable estimate of how many people are entitled to claim this pension is not available.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) makes information available in various locations (for example, our website at www.gov.uk, and leaflets available from our DWP Information Line on 0845 7313233) to ensure that people are aware of the benefits to which they may be entitled and how to claim them. In addition DWP's National Partnerships Team works with over 4,400 customer representative organisations, both nationally and locally, to provide a wide range of advice and support for pensioners.