HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 c996W
13. Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people over retirement age he estimates are currently not taking up income support payments to which they are entitled. [32776]

Mr. Roger Evans

The latest estimate is that between 480,000 and 860,000 people over 60 who were entitled to income support did not take this up. This estimate is subject to the limitations of the survey data on which it is based.

The most recent estimates of income-related benefits take-up were published on 20 January 1995 and are for the year 1992.