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.
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.