Social Security Benefits and State Retirement Pensions: Post Office Card Account

(asked on 14th September 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of (a) benefits and (b) state pension who have not registered a bank account with her Department still receive payments through a Post Office card account.

Answered by
Guy Opperman Portrait
Guy Opperman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
This question was answered on 20th September 2021

As of August 2021 there were less than 350k active Post Office Card Accounts. This is down from 1 million in 2019.

The exact number of Post Office card account customers in receipt of a) benefit and b) State Pension is not available for a variety of reasons.

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