PENSION CREDIT NEW CLAIMS BY MONTH: Time Series by Pension Credit award type
Type of Pension Credit
Time Series Total Guarantee Credit Only Guarantee Credit & Savings Credit Savings Credit Only
Number of Claimants (thousands) Number of Claimants (thousands) Number of Claimants (thousands) Number of Claimants (thousands)
Oct-03 2,036.97 572.27 1,220.54 242.64
Nov-03 84.46 11.85 25.65 46.96
Dec-03 67.12 11.90 21.61 33.61
Jan-04 75.81 14.79 24.09 36.93
Feb-04 112.61 15.97 36.47 60.18
Mar-04 127.46 19.66 42.10 65.70
Apr-04 68.80 13.29 23.17 32.34
May-04 66.76 13.01 20.42 33.32
Jun-04 69.31 14.01 19.40 35.90
Jul-04 49.15 12.84 13.50 22.82
Aug-04 38.67 12.40 10.32 15.95
Sep-04 33.87 12.57 9.33 11.97
Oct-04 31.89 12.28 8.90 10.71
Nov-04 30.64 12.25 8.40 9.98
Dec-04 24.36 11.04 5.97 7.35
Jan-05 32.69 12.26 8.85 11.58
Feb-05 36.97 12.55 9.70 14.72
Mar-05 41.95 13.52 10.25 18.18
Apr-05 26.79 11.67 5.93 9.19
May-05 25.38 11.42 5.76 8.20
Jun-05 25.96 11.64 6.01 8.31
Jul-05 23.86 10.61 5.32 7.92
Aug-05 27.27 11.40 5.87 10.00
Sep-05 23.87 10.76 5.19 7.92
Oct-05 22.37 10.67 4.75 6.95
Nov-05 25.59 10.64 6.00 8.95
Dec-05 21.56 8.83 5.27 7.45
Jan-06 24.85 10.43 6.03 8.39
Feb-06 25.15 10.58 5.81 8.76
Mar-06 28.83 12.60 6.53 9.71
Apr-06 21.73 10.29 4.73 6.71
May-06 24.72 11.81 5.50 7.41
Jun-06 23.71 11.68 5.12 6.92
Jul-06 22.81 11.59 4.56 6.66
Aug-06 24.31 12.22 4.65 7.44
Sep-06 22.81 11.77 4.24 6.80
Oct-06 24.05 12.11 4.67 7.26
Nov-06 23.77 11.79 4.77 7.21
Dec-06 17.24 9.63 3.13 4.48
Jan-07 22.92 12.83 4.50 5.59
Feb-07 19.72 10.95 3.89 4.88
Mar-07 22.12 12.30 4.39 5.44
Apr-07 20.47 11.62 3.91 4.94
May-07 21.28 12.11 4.06 5.11
Jun-07 20.27 11.78 3.77 4.71
Jul-07 20.72 12.09 3.89 4.75
Aug-07 19.58 11.79 3.45 4.34
Sep-07 18.57 11.02 3.35 4.20
Oct-07 21.26 12.05 3.99 5.22
Nov-07 19.69 11.27 3.73 4.69
Dec-07 14.29 8.59 2.58 3.12
Jan-08 20.93 12.53 3.98 4.43
Feb-08 19.95 11.55 3.86 4.55
Mar-08 18.87 11.19 3.48 4.20
Apr-08 20.86 12.27 3.93 4.66
May-08 19.19 11.62 3.43 4.14
Jun-08 20.55 12.07 3.81 4.67
Jul-08 22.37 13.06 4.20 5.11
Aug-08 19.22 11.52 3.42 4.28
Sep-08 22.96 12.79 4.25 5.92
Oct-08 26.06 13.26 4.83 7.97
Nov-08 21.34 11.99 3.86 5.49
Dec-08 19.37 11.62 3.34 4.40
Jan-09 22.99 14.14 4.08 4.77
Feb-09 22.17 13.08 4.03 5.07
Mar-09 26.05 15.09 4.71 6.25
Apr-09 22.09 12.91 4.00 5.18
May-09 20.59 12.04 3.75 4.79
Jun-09 22.71 13.44 4.15 5.13
Jul-09 22.40 13.58 4.00 4.83
Aug-09 18.95 11.57 3.20 4.19
Sep-09 20.83 12.55 3.73 4.55
Oct-09 20.83 12.64 3.76 4.43
Nov-09 20.68 12.14 3.83 4.71
Dec-09 18.07 10.91 3.19 3.97
Jan-10 21.10 12.79 3.81 4.49
Feb-10 21.37 12.42 3.80 5.16
Mar-10 23.33 13.56 4.12 5.65
Apr-10 17.50 9.35 3.61 4.54
May-10 17.51 10.28 3.43 3.80
Jun-10 15.98 8.13 3.65 4.19
Jul-10 19.13 11.44 3.58 4.11
Aug-10 14.50 7.31 3.26 3.93
Sep-10 17.86 10.57 3.40 3.89
Oct-10 14.28 7.26 3.30 3.71
Nov-10 18.22 10.89 3.42 3.92
Dec-10 11.21 5.86 2.45 2.90
Jan-11 17.03 10.16 3.25 3.62
Feb-11 14.58 7.15 3.32 4.10
Mar-11 19.43 11.08 3.91 4.45
Apr-11 12.23 6.13 2.85 3.25
May-11 16.32 9.79 3.02 3.51
Jun-11 13.77 7.07 3.20 3.49
Jul-11 15.54 9.46 2.84 3.24
Aug-11 12.97 6.70 2.96 3.31
Sep-11 15.81 9.98 2.71 3.12
Oct-11 12.37 6.33 2.77 3.26
Nov-11 15.86 9.74 2.88 3.24
Dec-11 9.94 5.46 2.12 2.36
Jan-12 15.02 9.83 2.51 2.68
Feb-12 12.34 6.68 2.67 2.99
Mar-12 16.17 10.17 2.76 3.23
Apr-12 10.84 5.85 2.46 2.52
May-12 14.93 9.72 2.6 2.61
Jun-12 10.03 5.84 2.12 2.07
Jul-12 13.88 9.23 2.29 2.35
Aug-12 10.49 5.96 2.34 2.2
Sep-12 12.29 8.14 2.12 2.03
Oct-12 11.39 6.39 2.47 2.54
Nov-12 13.82 8.99 2.38 2.45
Dec-12 8.34 4.71 1.86 1.76
Jan-13 13.80 9.01 2.44 2.34
Feb-13 10.55 5.66 2.42 2.48
Mar-13 12.54 8.07 2.19 2.28
Apr-13 10.59 5.90 2.34 2.36
May-13 11.92 7.70 2.11 2.10
Jun-13 9.25 5.27 2.03 1.94
Jul-13 12.90 8.26 2.35 2.30
Aug-13 9.77 5.48 2.10 2.19
Sep-13 12.14 7.99 2.07 2.07
Oct-13 11.27 6.26 2.52 2.49
Nov-13 12.54 8.12 2.14 2.28
Dec-13 7.83 4.35 1.75 1.74
Jan-14 11.94 7.89 2.07 1.98
Feb-14 9.63 5.35 2.18 2.11
Mar-14 13.38 8.59 2.46 2.32
Apr-14 9.29 5.28 2.16 1.85
May-14 11.21 7.58 1.93 1.71
Jun-14 8.68 5.06 1.96 1.66
Jul-14 11.53 7.66 2.05 1.83
Aug-14 8.05 4.4 1.9 1.75
Sep-14 11.48 7.52 2.09 1.88
Oct-14 9.64 5.17 2.28 2.2
Nov-14 11.22 7.15 2.14 1.93
Dec-14 7.4 4.28 1.81 1.32
Jan-15 11.37 7.41 2.21 1.76
Feb-15 8.86 4.83 2.18 1.85
Mar-15 11.88 7.56 2.37 1.94
Apr-15 8.17 4.64 1.96 1.57
May-15 9.71 6.38 1.9 1.43
Jun-15 8.26 4.5 2.22 1.54
Jul-15 10.51 6.72 2.21 1.58
Aug-15 7.19 3.83 1.94 1.41
Sep-15 10.75 6.96 2.19 1.6
Oct-15 8.41 4.57 2.24 1.61
Nov-15 9.96 6.37 2.16 1.43
Notes:
Late Processing of Claims: Statistics capture all claims processed by four months after the reference point.
A small number of claims (around two percent) are entered on the payment system after this point and are not counted.
Definitions and Conventions: "-" Nil or Negligible; "." Not applicable; Caseload figures are rounded to
the nearest ten; Some additional disclosure control has also been applied. Average amounts are shown as pounds per week and
rounded to the nearest penny Totals may not sum due to rounding, and exclude some short term flows not captured by the
relevant scans. For more information on these missing flows see the 'Guidance for Users'.
Source: DWP Data and Analytics: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.
Notes:
On Flows - Number of Claimants (thousands) The total number of spells on this benefit that commenced
within the quarter. Does not include flows where people have moved out of one area and into another while remaining on the
benefit. Pension Credit was introduced on 6 October 2003 and replaced Minimum Income Guarantee (Income Support for people
aged 60 or over). The vast majority of people who were previously in receipt of the Minimum Income Guarantee transferred to
Pension Credit in October 2003. These Pension Credit statistics are produced on a different basis to those published in the
Quarterly Progress Report available from the House of Commons Library. The latter are more timely but operational
processing times mean that a number of claim commencements and terminations are not reflected in them.
Time Series Included Minimum Income Guarantee (MIG) cases: households on Income Support where the claimant
and/or partner are aged 60 or over. About 1.8 million MIG cases transferred to Pension Credit on 6th October 2003.