Social Security Benefits: Post Office Card Account

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th September 2021.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Disabilities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many payments her Department has made to Post Office card accounts in each of the last five months.

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

Month

Total

Apr-21

701,400

May-21

654,500

Jun-21

596,600

Jul-21

543,900

Aug-21

488,200

Government payments into a Post Office card account do not reflect the number of customers as multiple payments can be made into an account during a month depending on varying pay dates of State Pension and benefits.

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