Universal Credit: Females:Written question - HL13048

Asked on: 23 January 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Universal Credit: Females
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women born in the 1950s and who retired between the age of 60 and the revised state pension age are in receipt of Universal Credit.
A
Answered by: Baroness Buscombe
Answered on: 29 January 2019

The available information is shown below and shows the number of women aged 60 and above who are on Universal Credit by employment status as of December 2018.

Number of Women on Universal Credit by age group and employment status, December 2018, Great Britain:

Age group

Employment Status

60-65

Over 65

Total

Not in employment

25,800

198

26,003

In employment

10,181

41

10,223

Total

35,978

240

36,221

Source: Stat-Xplore, Department for Work and Pensions.

The Department does not centrally collate information on a person’s retirement status except when State Pension is being claimed. This would incur disproportionate cost.

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