Post Office Order Books

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  • #21153
    pdeans
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    Does anyone know if these are still in use for payment of benefits?

    #4542
    Anonymous
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    From the DWP website:

    [quote:aa998c75a3]Last updated May 2005

    Direct Payment

    Direct Payment is the way state pensions and benefits are paid. Now that order books have stopped…[/quote:aa998c75a3]

    But I could have sworn I’d seen one or two more recently than that.

    #4543
    David
    Participant

    I’m sure they have stopped.
    Andy, I wonder if you are thinking of the Post Office card accounts – there was a announcement a few weeks ago that they will continue after the current contract ends in 2010.

    #4544
    markp
    Participant

    Rare, but I understand that there are still a few in circulation. Not that I’ve seen any, mind.

    Do I know what I'm doing? The jury's out on that........................

    #4545
    Anonymous
    Guest

    No, David, not the card accounts, good old-fashioned order books. But on reflection, I have been looking at a lot of old cases for the auditors recently, may well have been there that I saw them.

    #4546
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Just spoken to the Pension Service – they say that a few order books are in circulation, where the claimant has made a specific request for one and they are deemed to be vulnerable. PS do not want this advertising though as the order books cost too much money!

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