Continue paying State Pensions into Post Office accounts
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Pensioners should be able to choose where to collect their State Pension payments, including from a Post Office.
Why Is This Important?
The Department of Work and Pension (DWP) is sending out letters to those whose State Pension is not paid into a bank account, Building Society or Credit Union.
It appears that those holding a Post Office account are being singled out. The DWP urges them to open a bank account, to make it cheaper for the DWP to pay them.
The DWP letters are upsetting many pensioners, causing unnecessary concern.
Many pensioners don’t live within easy reach of a Bank, Building Society or Credit Union, particularly those in rural areas. Some bank accounts may also incur unnecessary charges. The limited access to cash could affect their wellbeing, independence and quality of life.
Pensioners should have the right, for whatever reasons, to receive their pensions where it best suits them - a Building Society, a Credit Union, a Post Office or a Bank.
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