Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th September 2021.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady Scottish National Party, Glasgow North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many social security claimants have migrated payment of their claims from a Post Office Card Account (POca) to a bank account since the closure of the POca scheme has been announced.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Department does not hold information on the number of claimants who have migrated from a Post Office card account to a standard account.

The number of active Post Office card accounts has reduced from 1 million in August 2019 to less than 350k in August 2021.

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