To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people entitled to pension credit are not claiming pension credit; and what estimate she has made of the annual cost to the public purse of that benefit.
20 July 2021
The DWP publishes annual take-up statistics for income related benefits, including Pension Credit for Great Britain.
The latest estimates relating to the year 2018/19 can be found in the following publication: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up-financial-year-2018-to-2019
The DWP publishes bi-annual benefit expenditure and caseload figures for its benefits, including Pension Credit for Great Britain.
The latest estimates published in March 2021 can be found here: