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Variations in the take-up of Pension Credit

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DatePublished - Oct 2008
Issue number3
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)235-244
Original languageEnglish


This article explores variation in the take-up of Pension Credit using secondary analysis of the Family Resources Survey 2004/05. Respondents under-report receipt of Pension Credit. As a result of an exercise undertaken by Department for Work and Pensions statisticians to match respondents with administrative data on receipt of Pension Credit, it was possible to explore the differences in the characteristics of those who do and do not report receipt. Variations in actual take-up rather than reported take-up are then explored. Using logistic regression, variations are found in actual receipt by pensioner characteristics and by the type of area they live in. These findings raise doubts about the reliability of using benefit receipt in the income domain of the Index of Deprivation.

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  • employment/benefits

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